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. 

November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Museum PR Manager Sam Craghead will discuss the last Confederate surrender. 

December 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society. Join Museum Co-CEO Christy Coleman as she explores the social and political implications of these amendments at the time of their passage and in contemporary American culture.

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