June 2013

06/01/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Stroll through the heart of the Confederate capital and hear the stories of Richmond women, from daring spies and devoted nurses to star-crossed lovers and captivating socialites. Learn about Rose O’Neal Greenhow, who drowned off the Cape Fear River, Elizabeth Van Lew, the Richmonder who helped Union soldiers escape from Libby Prison, Mary Chesnut, diarist and neighbor of Jefferson Davis, Hetty Cary, the belle of the South, Buck Preston, the beauty from South Carolina, and more.

06/01/2013 - 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.

06/01/2013 - 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.

06/12/2013 - 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.

06/15/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Hear Museum volunteer Greg Heath talk about his 30 years of relic hunting. Learn about unusual finds he has made, the stories behind the relics, and relic hunting etiquette such as gaining permission to hunt for relics, proper equipment to use, and proper preservation of the artifacts found. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

06/15/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Hear Museum volunteer Greg Heath talk about his 30 years of relic hunting. Learn about unusual finds he has made, the stories behind the relics, and relic hunting etiquette such as gaining permission to hunt for relics, proper equipment to use, and proper preservation of the artifacts found. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

06/16/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Transportation by trains had advanced in the years before the Civil War, which allowed for large number of troops to be transported. The system was still hampered with gaps in service, incompatible track gauges and lack of equipment. Join Howard Gregory for this discussion of the importance of railroads during the Civil War. Cost: Free with Museum admission

06/21/2013 - 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.

06/22/2013 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

See Civil War photography in action as collodion artist Todd Harrington discusses and demonstrates the wet plate process.  Photographic appointments available from 12:30 to 5:00.  Historian Mike Gorman will also lecture on photographs of wartime Richmond and selected photographs from the Museum’s own collection will be on display.

06/22/2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

An authentic Virginia farm winery, Spring Creek Wine Cellar is located south of the village of Pamplin. Come visit the Museum and enjoy the selected wines of this vineyard from nearby Prince Edward County, Virginia, including their Vidal Blanc, Seyval, Chardonel, Cayuga White, Tramminette, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, and Chancellor. Cost: $2.50 for Museum members, $5.00 for non-members (includes complimentary wine glass).

06/22/2013 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Following the Museum's Photography Seminar, Todd Harrington will be plying his craft from 12:30pm to 5:00pm.  This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has ever dreamed of having an authentic wet-plate photograph made.  And where better to have your picture taken than in the garden of the Confederate White House!  Choose from ambrotypes (glass) or ferrotypes (tintypes).  Prices range from $45 to $95, depending on the size and the medium selected.

06/27/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Robert Hancock, Senior Curator at the Museum of the Confederacy, will discuss the evolution of weapons leading up to the American Civil War and their influence on the battlefield. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00 pm. Reservations are required. Contact Josie Butler at (855) 649-1861 x 203 or jbutler@moc.org for more information or to register. You can also register online. Cost: Free for Museum members, $5.00 for non-members.

06/29/2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the MOC and dozens of other Richmond cultural institutions at the annual Arts and Culture Xpo. Pre-register to receive XpoBucks, that you can use to buy memberships or make donations.

Visit http://www.richmondcultureworks.org/ for more info.