December 2012

12/01/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America from May of 1861 until it was surrendered to the Union army on April 3, 1865.  On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln came to Richmond.  Setting foot on the Richmond docks, Lincoln asked to be taken to Union army headquarters, which was housed in the former executive mansion of the President of the Confederacy. He met briefly with the general commanding the Union forces and also granted an audience to the former Assistant Secretary of War of the Confederacy, Judge John Campbell. 

12/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox will be offering free admission on December 2nd in coordination with Appomattox's Community of Candles event.

12/06/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Museum joins other Richmond historical organizations in co-sponsoring this special lecture and book signing by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. McPherson’s new book, War on the Waters, is the naval history of the Civil War and is part of the University of North Carolina Press’s acclaimed Littlefield Series.

12/06/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era, which included the years of the Civil War. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm.

Reservations are required as space is limited. Reserve your spot online, or call 855-649-1861 x114.

12/07/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Come find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era, which included the years of the Civil War. First, a Powerpoint presentation will cover Christmas traditions of the time. Then take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, specially decorated for the Holidays! Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

12/08/2012 - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit by bringing your entire family and joining the staff at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm in making Victorian Christmas ornaments and decorations. Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs.

12/09/2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come out to the 26th Annual Court End Christmas at the Museum of the Confederacy and other downtown attractions.

12/12/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Come find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era, which included the years of the Civil War. First, a Powerpoint presentation will cover Christmas traditions of the time. Then take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, specially decorated for the Holidays! Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

12/12/2012 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm

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 will take place upstairs at Baine's Books and Coffee.

12/15/2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

DeVault Family Vineyards will be featuring 9 of their wines for tasting including 8 varieties that are entirely produced and bottled in Concord, VA. They will be showcasing their award winning Darien’s Reserve, which is an aged, oaked Norton wine. 

12/21/2012 - 10:00am - 12/23/2012 - 5:00pm

From Black Friday through Sunday, November 23-25 and Friday through Sunday, December 21-23

Museum Members receive an additional 10% discount on purchases totaling $100.00 or more in the Richmond and Appomattox Haversack Stores.

12/21/2012 - 10:00am - 12/23/2012 - 5:00pm

From Black Friday through Sunday, November 23-25 and Friday through Sunday, December 21-23

Museum Members receive an additional 10% discount on purchases totaling $100.00 or more in the Richmond and Appomattox Haversack Stores.

12/21/2012 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

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.