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!
Shape Note or Sacred Harp singing was popular in the South in the 19th century. It was thought to make reading music easier since it used 4 shapes to denote the syllables (fa, sol, la, mi) as the note to sing.
Join these Sacred Harp singers at Grace Hills Baptist Church as they demonstrate the Shape Note style of singing. Audience participation is encouraged. Demonstrations will also occur at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Grace Hills Baptist Church is located at 4320 Pumping Station Road in Appomattox, VA.
Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as Ed Ayers lectures about “The Valley of the Shadow: Views From the North and South.” The commemoration of the Appomattox surrender's 150th anniversary continues throughout the day. Reserve your seat here!