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.

May 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Appomattox

Museum Director of Collections Robert Hancock oversees this game that gives players a chance to experience a unique perspective on Civil war strategy, tactics, and the art of command using appropriate nineteenth century methods.

The format of the game is:

1. A PowerPoint presentation introduces participants to army organization, staff work, elements of strategy, and how the kriegsspiel will be conducted.

2. Participants are divided into two teams-Union and Confederate, and roles are assigned.

May 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

General "Stonewall" Jackson said in 1862, "As goes the Shenandoah Valley, so goes Virginia." Join Museum volunteer and VMI graduate Don Jones as he talks about the significance of the small, but well-noted Battle of New Market, which featured cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. Reservations are required by May 21st

June 11, 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.

Join Greg Starbuck of Historic Sandusky for this lunchtime talk. 

Admission is free, but does not include entrance to the Museum's exhibits. 

June 14, 2014 - 10:30am
Richmond

Advance reservations required.  Reserve your spot online, or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 or khancock@moc.org for more information.  Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes Museum admission).

June 20, 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 Education Specialist Hilliary Turner for this lunchtime talk on a different perspective of this famous battle. 

June 28, 2014 - 2:00pm
Richmond

Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Author Heath Hardage Lee lectures on Winnie Davis just one day after the 150th anniversary of her birth.

July 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Many Americans, argues author Michael C. C. Adams, tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious, less awful, than the reality. Millions of tourists flock to battlefields each year as vacation destinations, their perceptions of the war often shaped by reenactors who work hard for verisimilitude but who cannot ultimately simulate mutilation, madness, chronic disease, advanced physical decay.

July 9, 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

July 11, 2014 - 10:00am
Richmond

Visit the museum to complete your Secret Agent Training as activities featuring prizes will be ongoing throughout the day!  Decode messages using the ciphers created and used by real Civil War spies.  Gather clues for an exciting spies scavenger hunt.  Create your own secret code in invisible ink.  Learn the tricks of the trade used by expert spy Elizabeth Van Lew as she makes an appearance from 1pm to 1:45pm (portrayed by Terry Menefee Gau). 

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