What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history. Cost: $10.00 for adults.
According to Dr. Clifton Potter, Professor of History at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg's POW camp may have been one of the most humane camps in the Civil War. Why did being in Lynchburg, VA, make this possible? Join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments and 7:00 pm for this enlightening talk. Cost: Free for Members, $5.00 for Non-Members.
Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox at James River State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the Civil War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn. This program is free for campers and those coming to the park just for the campfire. For the latter, the parking fee will be waived.
Grandparents, bring your grandchildren! Grandchildren, bring your grandparents! Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Ticket prices that day will be ½ off regular full admission for both Grandparents and their grandchildren. If the Grandparents are members, the grandchildren will be allowed in as members. There will be a gift for every grandchild who brings at least one grandparent to the museum that day. There will also be special activities for grandparents and grandchildren to work on together.
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
The White House of the Confederacy joins nine other historic homes in the Richmond area to offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the City’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians.
Historians Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, longtime students of the Civil War, have spent countless hours researching the Valley battles of '64 and walking the ground where those battles unfolded. Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater. Join Davis for this lecture and book signing. Cost: Included with museum admission.
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 Museum Education Specialist Hilliary Turner to learn about this battle waged just outside of Richmond. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
In their variety, the memoirs, poetry, and fiction show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be lost, the propagandist rhetoric which accompanied it, and the destruction ultimately visited upon them, their homes, and their families. Dr.