July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

It was a calamitous end to the bloodiest war in American history: the shooting of President Lincoln. His murder sent a wave of fright across the north, people feared a massive conspiracy to eliminate the American government; and the hunt for these conspirators began. It did not last long, within a matter of weeks Booth was dead and his “henchmen” and “henchwoman” were captured. Now began one of the most profound and controversial trials in American history.

July 18, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

July 23, 2015 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

From generals to infantryman, 20,000 Native Americans enlisted in either the Union or Confederate Armies. Colonel Ely Parker, a Seneca on General Grant’s staff, wrote out the articles of surrender at Appomattox and Cherokee Stand Waite was the last Confederate general to lay down his arms. Join Museum Programs and Interpretation Specialist Sean Kane for a discussion of the many roles First Nations played in our American Iliad.

August 8, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Less than a day after Jefferson Davis left Richmond, Federal forces captured the White House, intact. Thus began a five year occupation of the site by the U.S. Army, during Reconstruction-era Virginia. The Director of Museum Operations, Eric App, will give you a glimpse of the house as a military occupation headquarters, and will spotlight a few of the officers who served there.

September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

In this captivating presentation, Dr. Benjamin Duke will relate the adventures of his grandfather, who served as Private Victor Baud of the 7th Regiment of the Louisiana Tigers before switching sides to become Corporal George Duke of the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He will trace his ancestor’s footsteps from his birth place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to his wartime experiences under Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant.

September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

One of the great “unknown” stories of Richmond concerns the Hermitage Fairgrounds, Camp Lee (the biggest military site in Richmond), Goree (the first Freedman’s village after the war), and Richmond’s first golf course. They were all the same site. Where was it? What was its 100-year history that makes it important, and why doesn’t anybody know anything about it today? Museum Co-CEO Waite Rawls will shed some light on these questions at this talk.

September 19, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

In most quashed rebellions, the leaders lose their lives or are forced into exile. The aftermath of the American Civil War provides and unusual example of leniency. There were no executions, outside those of Henry Wirtz and Champ Ferguson (who were convicted of war crimes), and the longest imprisonment lasted only two years. From the capture of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate President, to the escape of Judah Benjamin his secretary of state, this talk by Kelly Hancock, Interpretation and Programs Manager, will explore the fate of various leaders after the fall of Richmond.

October 17, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

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