May 2013

05/03/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this talk based on his book by the same name, author W. Stuart Towns will explore the crucial role of the spoken word in creating and propagating a “Lost Cause” public memory of the American South.  Through his in-detail study of southern speeches, Towns will explain how those who led the South in the postwar years helped to shape a lasting Confederate mythology. Contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 for more information. Cost: Free with Museum admission.  No reservations necessary.

05/04/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

In this presentation, Susan Polich will focus on what the average women wore during the Civil War time period.  You will see examples of work and every day wear, including underpinnings, and we will describe some of the common women’s clothing practices of the time.  This session is aimed toward the clothing and fashion novice. Cost: Free with Museum admission.

05/04/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In this presentation, Susan Polich will focus on what the average women wore during the Civil War time period.  You will see examples of work and every day wear, including underpinnings, and we will describe some of the common women’s clothing practices of the time.  This session is aimed toward the clothing and fashion novice. Cost: Free with Museum admission.

05/05/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands. The Civil War 150 Legacy Project:  Document Digitalization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1859 – 1867 that reflect social, political, military, business, and religious life in Virginia during the period of the Civil War and the early period of Reconstruction.

05/08/2013 - 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.

05/10/2013 - 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.

05/11/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for the Grand Opening of our new exhibit Gettysburg: "They walked through blood." The exhibit will open at 10:00am on Saturday, May 11th and will be included with regular Museum admission.

05/11/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s death, and the time when he laid in state in Richmond, the Museum will be exhibiting the flag that draped his casket. This rarely displayed artifact, which was the first recorded use of the Confederacy’s 2nd National Flag design, is one of the most important single flags of the entire Civil War. Come see it for yourself during this limited, two-day exhibition.

05/11/2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Author Mathew W. Lively will lecture on his new book “Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.” The book utilizes extensive primary source material and a firm understanding of the area to re-examine the gripping story of the final days of one of the Confederacy’s greatest generals, and how Southerners came to view Jackson’s death during and after the conflict. Dr.

05/12/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s death, and the time when he laid in state in Richmond, the Museum will be exhibiting the flag that draped his casket. This rarely displayed artifact, which was the first recorded use of the Confederacy’s 2nd National Flag design, is one of the most important single flags of the entire Civil War. Come see it for yourself during this limited, two-day exhibition.

05/12/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

A banjo concert in the style of Joel Walker Sweeney will be presented to museum guests by banjoists from throughout the South. Come hear songs from the antebellum South played as they were originally intended to be performed. For more information on the concert, contact Josie Butler at jbutler@moc.org or (855) 649-1861 x203.

05/15/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

On May 10, 1863, Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan Jackson died at Guinea Station, Va, after being wounded following the Battle of Chancellorsville. His body laid in state in Richmond on May 11th and 12th before being transported to Lexington for burial on the 15th. On the 150th anniversary of that funeral, famed Jackson biographer Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. will speak on those historic events and the wider impact of the general’s passing. Seating for this exclusive event at Hanover Tavern is limited. Reservations are required.

05/16/2013 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Celebrate the urban garden at this progressive party in Richmond’s historic Court End neighborhood. Each garden will feature a different beverage, refreshments and entertainment. It’s like five parties for the price of one! Reservations include admission to all museums and historic homes.

• The Museum and White House of the Confederacy – 1201 E. Clay Street (Sponsored by Extra Billy's Barbecue)
• The John Marshall House – 818 E. Marshall Street (Sponsored by Richmond on Broad Cafe)

05/19/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Appomattox Site Director Linda Lipscomb for a program on Victorian Tea. Attendees will learn about the types of tea, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea was introduced to England and the United States. Scones, cookies, and breads will be provided with the tea.

Reservations are required and the program is limited to 30 attendees.

05/23/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The American Civil War spawned some of the most brilliant minds in military history, some of the biggest duds, and every type of commanding officer in between.  Much has been made of the stark contrasts in the abilities of Union Generals, but what of the Confederates? From Robert E. Lee to Louis Wigfall, from J.E.B.