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.
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.
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.
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. Reserve your seat here!
A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in the preceding days, with David Palmer as Lee and Tony Daniels as Grant. The event will take place in either the Robertson Room or the Pavilion (weather permitting) at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Included with museum admission.
Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as William "Jack" Davis lectures about the "The Collapse of the Confederate Government.” The commemoration of the Appomattox surrender's 150th anniversary continues throughout the day. Reserve your seat here!
Local historian Albert Carter presents the history of Thomas Bocock, who was born in Buckingham, lived and practiced law in Appomattox, served in the U.S. House of Representatives before the Civil War, and became the Confederate Speaker of the House. Included with museum admission.
Join Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by David Palmer and Tony Daniels) for a dinner at the historic Babcock House in Appomattox. Both Lee and Grant will be available for conversation and questions throughout the evening. Enjoy a cash bar on the house's deck for cocktail hour, and then a hearty southern buffet dinner.
Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as Gary Gallagher lectures about “Jubal Early and the Lost Cause.” The commemoration of the Appomattox surrender's 150th anniversary continues throughout the day. Reserve your seat here!