February 2013

02/09/2013 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Two sessions offered. Session One 9:00 to 11:30 and Session Two 1:00 to 3:30

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Discover the Museum of the Confederacy Patch by touring the White House, exploring the Museum’s exhibits, examining the roles of women during the Civil War and they way the differ from those of women today, and participating in crafts and other activities. Registration will be handled by the Commonwealth Council of Virginia. Contact Kelly Hancock at 855-649-1861 x121 or khancock@moc.org for more information. Cost: $10 per girl.

02/09/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Two sessions offered. Session One 9:00am to 11:30am and Session Two 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Discover the Museum of the Confederacy Patch by touring the White House, exploring the Museum’s exhibits, examining the roles of women during the Civil War and they way the differ from those of women today, and participating in crafts and other activities. Registration will be handled by the Commonwealth Council of Virginia. Contact Kelly Hancock at 855-649-1861 x121 or khancock@moc.org for more information. Cost: $10 per girl.

02/10/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

By the time of the Civil War, Valentine’s Day was well-established and celebrated around the world.  No one had a greater impact on sending Valentines in the US than Esther Howland, the Mother of the American Valentine.  Come hear Linda Lipscomb, Site Director, explain the history of Valentine’s Day and learn through love letters, how romance was not stopped by the War. She’ll also share photographs of some Valentines in the Museum of the Confederacy’s collection.

02/13/2013 - 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.

02/15/2013 - 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.

02/23/2013 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

The Museum of the Confederacy and Library of Virginia once again bring the sesquicentennial flavor to their annual symposium. For the third year in a row, a panel of distinguished Civil War scholars will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year" in their lectures, and the audience will have the final say by casting ballots for the most influential person of 1863. Who will join Abraham Lincoln (the audience's selection for 1861) and Robert E. Lee (the audience's pick for 1862) on this most distinguished list?

02/28/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Waite Rawls, President and CEO of the Museum of the Confederacy for this lecture on ladies memorial associations. Discover how the ladies of the south worked to locate and reinter the remains of Confederate soldiers who perished during the war and how they helped shape the politics, culture, and society of the late 19th century South. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm. Cost: Free for Museum members, $5.00 for non-members.