December 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Appomattox

Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs. Jefferson (Varina) Davis and hung on the White House of the Confederacy’s Christmas Tree.  Santa will be here to hear the special wishes of the children and to have his picture taken with them. All activities will be in or near the Robertson Family Education Center at the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox. 

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 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Join the Museum and ten other historic sites 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. Cost: Free.

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.

January 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Railroad communications are always important but never so much as during wartime. We will explore communications on the train, internally (within the railroad), and externally (with the outside world). To understand how communications worked in 1864 we will delve into the origins of what was "state of the art" communication that had a tremendous effect on the outcome of the war. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

January 14, 2015 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

By late 1864, Wilmington, North Carolina remained the last major blockade-running port open to the Confederacy.  The city on the Cape Fear River had been invaluable to the South, providing Robert E.

January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Hailed as the social event of the season, the wedding of one of the most beautiful belles in the South to a dashing brigadier general was one bright moment amid the gloom of 1865.  However, ill omens preceded the wedding and tragedy would follow soon on its heels.  Join Kelly Hancock, Interpretation and Programs Manager, for this talk on Hetty Cary and John Pegram and events surrounding their wedding on January 19, 1865.

January 17, 2015 - 11:00am
Appomattox

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.

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