April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Richmond

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government.

April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

Museum Director of Operations Eric App will give attendees a virtual tour of 1865 Richmond. Using Google’s SketchUp software along with period maps, photographs and insurance policies, App has created a stunning virtual replica of the city that brings historical events alive like never before. 

Cost: Free for members, $5.00 for non-members. Sign up online, or you can pay at the door. 

May 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Richmond

In celebration of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s President Davis Chapter will be serving lemonade and cookies in the Museum’s Sally Archer Anderson Garden. The ladies of the President Davis chapter faithfully tend to the garden throughout the year and can answer questions that visitors may have about the garden. Cost: free.

 

May 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

The antebellum south saw the birth of railroads as a means of transporting crops to market.  The skills developed by the men who “fired” steam locomotives would be used to move soldiers and supplies during the war.  Railroad work was dangerous for engine crews and track workers who labored outside, in all types of weather.  Their talents would aid the Confederacy, but they received help from an unlikely source.  Find out as Museum Visitor Services Specialist George Saunders explains.

May 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
Appomattox

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. Contact Josie Butler by May 1st, at (855) 649-1861 x 203 or jbutler@moc.org for more information. You may also register online.

May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Richmond

Join legendary National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss at historic Hanover Tavern for this special Sesquicentennial lecture about the battle that kicked off the Overland Campaign. Reservations are required. Reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or khancock@moc.org. Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members. 

May 10, 2014 - 11:00am
Appomattox

Medical practices changed dramatically throughout the Civil War. Everything from amputations to allowing women as nurses in hospitals was affected. Bill McDermott, volunteer at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and long time student of the Civil War, will discuss how these changes impacted the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Cost: Included with Museum admission

May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
Appomattox

Medical practices changed dramatically throughout the Civil War. Everything from amputations to allowing women as nurses in hospitals was affected. Bill McDermott, volunteer at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and long time student of the Civil War, will discuss how these changes impacted the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Cost: Included with Museum admission

May 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

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 take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

May 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

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.

Join Historian John Coski for this lunchtime talk on a heartbreaking letter written after the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which now resides in the Museum’s archives.

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