Play games that were enjoyed in the 19th Century and are appropriate for all ages – checkers, dominoes, marbles, and jacks. Learn how to solve wooden puzzles as well as decode secret messages using Civil War reproduction decoders. Admission to the museum is free for all on this day.
During the Civil War, Lynchburg was home to the second largest permanent hospital center in the Confederacy. At times there were more sick and wounded soldiers in the city than residents. Historian Ted Delaney will give an illustrated overview of this astounding medical complex, including its general and specialty hospitals (like the Ladies Relief Hospital and “Pest House”), its remarkable leaders (like Dr.
Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities. Join Mr. Conroy for this lecture and book signing.
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.
Dr. Casey Clabough, author and Associate Professor of English, Lynchburg College will lecture on southerners who emigrated to Brazil following the Civil War, which is the subject of his 2012 novel Confederado. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members. Register online here, or you can pay at the door.
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.
The Museum of the Confederacy, the American Civil War Center, and Library of Virginia once again bring the sesquicentennial flavor to their annual symposium. For the fourth year in a row, a panel of distinguished Civil War scholars will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year" in their lectures, and the audience will have the final say by casting ballots for the most influential person of 1864. Who will join past selections Abraham Lincoln (1861), Robert E. Lee (1862), and Ulysses S. Grant (1863) as the next Person of the Year?