May 28, 2015 - 6:30pm

Join Ruth Ann Coski as she discusses the flight and capture of Jefferson Davis as a family affair, emphasizing the human drama amidst the collapse of the Confederacy. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the MOC Magazine and is author of The White House of the Confederacy: A Pictorial Tour.

Free for members, $5.00 for non-members- Reservations are required. Get your tickets here. 

May 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Professor Michael Ross will discuss his latest work, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. In this book, Ross offers the first full account of the kidnapping of seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby by two African American women. This event electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.

June 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

John Grady, the author of "Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography: A Biography, 1806 - 1873," will discuss Maury's time in Richmond during the American Civil War and his contributions to the Confederacy.

Reservations are not required but space is limited. To ensure your spot at this lecture, reserve your seat here

June 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

​In cooperation with Holliday Lake and James River State Parks, as part of their summer campfire programs, join museum staff as they discuss "The Life of the Common Soldier During the Civil War." These talks will take place at both Holliday Lake and James River State Parks. 

Locations: Holliday Lake State Park 2759 State Park Road Appomattox, VA 24522 
James River State Park 104 Green Hill Drive Gladstone, VA 24553

Cost: Admission is free. Tell the ranger you are attending the campfire talk.

June 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

German-American historian Myra Hillburg will discuss the life and work of German immigrant Adalbert Volck and his artistic contributions to the Confederate cause. At the end of his life, Volck chose to create a silver shield to specifically memorialize the hardships endured by Southern women and the active role they played in the Civil War. The 1910 silver shield, which is rarely on display, will be available for viewing. Mrs.

June 10, 2015 - 12:15pm

June, 1865. Lee has surrendered to Grant; Johnston to Sherman; Taylor to Canby; the surrender of the Confederate Department of the Trans-Mississippi awaits only formal signatures. No more battles. For all intents and purposes, the War is over. Was anything of historical importance happening in June, 1865? Using newspapers and manuscripts from the Museum’s library collection, this talk by Museum Historian John Coski will provide some surprising answers to that question. You’ll never think of June, 1865 the same way again.

June 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

On June 23, 1865, Cherokee leader Stand Watie became the last Confederate general to surrender his troops. Join Interpretation and Programs Specialist, Sean Kane as he explores the contributions and experiences of American Indians during the Civil War.

June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

Many have heard about George Armstrong Custer, the “Boy General”, whose maneuver at Appomattox caused the war to end there and who met his infamous demise eleven years later at the Little Big Horn. This presentation will cover the lives and marriage of George and Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Eric App, the Museum’s Director of Operations, will lead the discussion.

Reservations are required by June 24. Get your tickets now!

July 6, 2015 - 9:00am

For Children 9-11 years old ONLY, a summer Civil War day camp. In cooperation with Appomattox Court House NHP, children will learn about soldier life during the Civil War. They will learn basic Civil War facts, be "drafted" into the army, design and make their regimental flag, learn to set up a camp and how to march and "battle" like Civil War soldiers. There will be two camps, with the first day of each camp at the MOC-APX and the second day at ACHNHP. 

July 8, 2015 - 12:15pm

John A. McCausland was born in St. Louis, MO, raised in the Kanawha Valley of Western Virginia and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. Some know him as the man who burned Chambersburg, PA. Others call him the “Unreconstructed Rebel.” In this talk, Don Jones will explore the life of this “Hero of Lynchburg.”

The talk is free and reservations are not required, but if you want to ensure your spot, sign up here. 

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