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The Museum has an outstanding lineup of commemorative events planned for the sesquicentennial of the surrender at Appomattox. Start making your plans to visit us in April, 2015.
Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Events
(Note: events subject to change. Check back often for updates)
April 8-12 – The MOC will have extended operating hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April 8-12 – Living history educators will be in the MOC lobby presenting programs.
April 8 – “In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station” with Chris Calkins – 3:30 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church - no charge.
April 8 - Real time event: Battle of Appomattox Station - 5:00 p.m. at the Appomattox Station Battlefield - no charge.
April 9-12 – 2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart’s Light Horse Artillery will have an encampment on the MOC grounds. Cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings daily. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Included with museum admission.
April 9-12 - Civil War Photography Demonstrations- John Milleker Photography will be on site demonstrating the Wet Plate Collodion process along with discussing photography during the Civil War. Multiple demonstrations each day. Included with museum admission.
April 9-12- Artisans Alley featuring pottery, carpentry, spinning, cobbling, blacksmith and a pencil sketch demonstrations throughout the day. Included with museum admission.
April 9 – Coffee with Elizabeth Varon – Topic –“Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission).
April 9 – “Lee Surrenders to Grant” with David Palmer as Lee and Tony Daniels as Grant– 2:00 p.m. – included with museum admission.
SOLD OUT April 9 - A Private Evening with Bud Robertson- Join Dr. Robertson for a private reception and presentation at historic Eldon, the Civil War plantation home of the Flood family. Light refreshments will be served. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. reservations required - $15 per person or $25 per couple.
April 10 – Coffee with William (Jack) Davis – Topic –“The Collapse of the Confederate Government” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission).
April 10 – Monologue by Grant (Tony Daniels) – “Meeting with Lincoln at City Point” –11:00 a.m. – included with museum admission
April 10 – “Thomas Bocock, Appomattox Native and Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives” with Albert Carter – 1:00 p.m. – included with museum admission
SOLD OUT April 10 – Dinner with Lee and Grant – Babcock House – 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. cocktail hour) – reservations required – $35.00.
SOLD OUT April 11 – Coffee with Bud Robertson – Topic – “From Battlefield to Peace: The Ultimate Campaign” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission).
April 11 – Monologue by Lee (David Palmer) – “April 1st Before the Breakout” – 11:00 a.m. – included with museum admission
April 11 – Appomattox Youth Chorale Concert – 1:00 p.m. – included with museum admission.
April 12 – Coffee with Ed Ayers – Topic – “The Valley of the Shadow: Views From the North and South” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission).
Other Area Events
To view the events currently planned for the entire Appomattox area (including the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park), visit the Appomattox County website.
To learn about visiting the Civil War sites along the "Lee's Retreat" route and what they have planned for the 150th, visit the Best Part of the Civil War...the End website.
Before the sesquicentennial comes to Appomattox, the City of Richmond (including the American Civil War Museum's two locations) invite you to join the commemoration of the fall of Richmond from April 2-4. Get information here.