Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.
Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.
Troop members will discover the Museum and White House of the Confederacy through a special guided tour, connect with history by engaging in a discussion of how women’s roles have changed over the years, exercise their talents by creating a quilt square and take action by contributing to a soldier care package. Patches will be given to each scout that completes the program.
Troop members will discover the Museum and White House of the Confederacy through a special guided tour, connect with history by engaging in a discussion of how women’s roles have changed over the years, exercise their talents by creating a quilt square and take action by contributing to a soldier care package. Patches will be available for an additional fee of $2.
Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America’s most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins’s painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the wait is finally over. Dr. Hopkins, a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the Civil War and Southern history with a recent interest in Robert E.
Author Don Hopkins will lecture on the topic of his photographic history “Robert E. Lee in War and Peace,” which he researched in part at the Museum of the Confederacy. The talk will take place from 1pm to 2pm, and Dr. Hopkins will be signing books from 2pm to 4pm.
In March 1864, the United States initiated a joint Army-Navy expedition up the Red River in Louisiana. The objective was to capture Shreveport, Louisiana, and isolate the western states of Louisiana and Texas from the rest of the Confederacy. The Union forces, commanded by Major General Nathaniel Banks and Rear Admiral David Porter, consisted of about 30,000 army troops and over 80 navy vessels, including ironclads, gunboats, monitors and transports. These forces moved up the Red River to within about 30 miles of Shreveport before they were stopped by Confederate troo
The Museum of the Confederacy joins over 25 other historical and educational attractions in Richmond to commemorate the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and emancipation. Admission to the Museum and White House is free on this day.