Unfortunately, as a result of unforeseen circumstances, Dr. James McPherson is no longer able to come to Richmond on Thursday, May 7. The lecture has been cancelled. At this time, there are no plans to reschedule the event. Please know that if you purchased a ticket you will receive a full refund; no further action is needed on your part. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Hancock by email or at 804-649-1861 x121.
Social customs such as taking tea in the Victorian era were governed by the many rules of etiquette. For the visit alone, what to bring, what to wear, what to leave on, what to take off, when to visit, and when to leave were just a few of the things a woman of the time must consider. Join Linda Lipscomb at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox for a Cream Tea and learn about the types of tea, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea was introduced to England and the United States. Bring your own cup and saucer to enjoy scones, cookies and breads with your tea.
When we think of the Army of Northern Virginia we typically think of it as a body of soldiers that move as a unit in attempt to accomplish short and long term goals. But to tell the story of these soldiers in the hours and days after disbanding, we are forced to think of them as individuals, not as privates or captains, but as fathers and sons, a long way from home, facing a very uncertain future. Join Ernie Price, Chief of Visitor Services and Education at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for this free lunchtime talk.
Most people believe that the Civil War ended with Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox, but the men who were surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina; Meridian, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama, and at other places; those who died at the battle of Palmetto Ranch, Texas, in May 1865; and Confederate soldiers still in Northern prison camps would beg to differ. And even if the armies had surrendered, was the Confederacy defeated if President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet were still at large?
Join Ruth Ann Coski as she discusses the flight and capture of Jefferson Davis as a family affair, emphasizing the human drama amidst the collapse of the Confederacy. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the MOC Magazine and is author of The White House of the Confederacy: A Pictorial Tour.
Professor Michael Ross will discuss his latest work, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. In this book, Ross offers the first full account of the kidnapping of seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby by two African American women. This event electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.