January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was avoidable. Author and historian Lawrence M. Denton traces this remarkable story of Virginians working against all odds in a failed attempt to save a nation from war.

February 7, 2015 - 11:00am
Appomattox

Don and Joyce Leslie along with Dawn Doss will present a program on Civil War dancing. The same program will be presented at both 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes. The Leslies, who are experienced in Civil War-era dancing, will lead in a discussion of various 19th Century dances as well as teach the audience the basic steps to such popular dances as the Virginia Reel and the Gay Gordons. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Appomattox

Don and Joyce Leslie along with Dawn Doss will present a program on Civil War dancing. The same program will be presented at both 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes. The Leslies, who are experienced in Civil War-era dancing, will lead in a discussion of various 19th Century dances as well as teach the audience the basic steps to such popular dances as the Virginia Reel and the Gay Gordons. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

February 11, 2015 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

On February 3, 1865, five men met for four hours aboard the US steamer River Queen on the prospect of a peaceful resolution to a war that had ravaged a divided nation for the better part of four years.  Though no official record of what became known as the Hampton Roads Peace Conference exists, historians have been able to piece together much of what happened through the recollections of the participants.  This lecture will focus on the events leading up to the Conference, the topics of discussion, and why it ultimately failed to bring about a peaceful settlement to

February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam Dean argues that the Republican Party's political ideology was fundamentally agrarian.

February 21, 2015 - 9:30am
Richmond

It is time for the final Person of the Year Symposium of the Sesquicentennial. Who will be named the Person of the Year for 1865 and join previous winners Abraham Lincoln (1861), Robert E. Lee (1862), Ulysses S. Grant (1863), and William T. Sherman (1864)? You can help decide by joining us in the audience! While the nominees are not revealed until the lectures are given, we can divulge the outstanding historians that will be giving those lectures. 

February 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

Hardy County, Virginia native John Hanse McNeill formed one of only three partisan units to survive the repeal of the Partisan Act by the Confederate Government. The unit was extremely successful in harassing Union forces even after McNeill’s death.  Learn about the exploits of McNeill’s Rangers, including the capture of two Union Generals at this talk by VMI Graduate, Museum volunteer, and Civil War historian Don Jones. Cost: Free for members, $5.00 for non-members- Reservations are required.

April 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Appomattox

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War historian, as he describes his efforts to locate and document the site of the Appomattox Station  battlefield, armed with maps, journals and a metal detector.

Presented by the Museum of the Confederacy- Appomattox, Virginia State Parks, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.

April 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Appomattox

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, as they narrate the events of the Battle of Appomattox Station on location.  This 40-acre protected battlefield is under the care of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.  A demonstration of the Confederate artillery vs Federal Cavalry battle is presented by the 2nd VA Cavalry Co C and Stuart’s Light Horse Artillery.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Appomattox

Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as Elizabeth Varon lectures about the “Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory”on the 150th anniversary of the surrender. Tickets are $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Reserve your seat here!

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