November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

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.

Join CEO Waite Rawls to learn about the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and what that meant for the Confederacy. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

November 15, 2014 - 10:00am
Appomattox

Calvin Ashwell has been interested in the Civil War for most of his life.  In the last few years his interest has been primarily on the Confederate Navy and particularly Commander Ebenezer Farrand, whom he portrays in re-enactments. Join Mr. Ashwell as he discusses the CS Navy using period naval equipment. He will also have on display wooden models of Confederate ships he has built to scale, including the CSS Alabama. Cost: Included with museum admission.

 

November 16, 2014 - 10:00am
Appomattox

Calvin Ashwell has been interested in the Civil War for most of his life.  In the last few years his interest has been primarily on the Confederate Navy and particularly Commander Ebenezer Farrand, whom he portrays in re-enactments. Join Mr. Ashwell as he discusses the CS Navy using period naval equipment. He will also have on display wooden models of Confederate ships he has built to scale, including the CSS Alabama. Cost: Included with museum admission.

 

November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Spotsylvania Court House represents a chess match of immeasurable stakes between two master opponents: Grant, the irresistible force, hammering with his overwhelming numbers and unprecedented power, versus Lee, the immovable object, hunkered down behind the most formidable defensive works yet seen on the continent. This clash is detailed in A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8–21, 1864. Join author Chris Mackowski for this book talk. Cost: Included with Museum admission

December 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Appomattox

In cooperation with the Appomattox Community of Candles, come to the Museum and learn how to make Victorian Christmas decorations for your tree.

December 10, 2014 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

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.

December 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

The July 30 Battle of the Crater was the most famous and controversial action during the 10-month Petersburg Campaign. Confederates who fought in the battle later formed a “Crater Legion” and recorded reminiscences about what they did and saw. These recollections are now part of the Museum’s library collections. Join Historian John Coski for a presentation about the battle and how Confederates remembered it. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

December 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Join us for the annual Court End Christmas. See a Civil War Santa and hear him read “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Come for the period music performed by members of Southern Horizon. Learn about the last Christmas in the Confederate White House. See the house decorated for the holidays. Make children’s crafts, have some cookies and cider. Give back to the community by bringing a new or gently used book for a book drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

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December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

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.

Join Curator Cathy Wright to learn about the Davises' last Christmas in Richmond. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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.

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