“Message in a Bottle: Cryptology and the Siege of Vicksburg” Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Date: 
June 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Series
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay Street
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

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.

The Museum recently opened a 147-year-old bottle in its collections—only to find a secret coded message that had never been delivered. Learn what cryptology and the Siege of Vicksburg have to do with one another, in this exploration of a truly unique research project. Join Museum Curator Cathy Wright for this lunchtime discussion.