Virginia Civil War 150
Virginia Civil War 150
 
Statewide Calendar of Events
 

The Statewide Calendar of Events is provided for informational purposes, compiled from information submitted by local sesquicentennial committees. The listing of an event is not an endorsement of the program by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.

2014 - October | November | December

Ongoing Exhibits    Events    2015 Events

Ongoing Exhibits

The Civil War in Giles County at the Giles County Historical Museum
December 3, 2011 - June 1, 2015 - Pearisburg, VA

An exhibit outlining the course and the impact of the Civil War in Giles County. Includes highlights of military activities in the county, personal histories of local families and soldiers, life of African Americans in the county before and during the war. Features many... Read More    Back to Top



The 1864 Burning Exhibit
January 1 - December 24, 2014 - Harrisonburg, VA

The Hardesty-Higgins House is home to the City's first mayor, Isaac Hardesty, the house was used briefly as headquarters for Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks as he tried to corner Stonewall Jackson in 1862. Located within the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center visitors will find The Valley Turnpike... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Brownsburg
April 05 - November 30, 2014 - Brownsburg, VA

"Civil War Brownsburg," an exhibit exploring the Civil War experience of a small community in the Valley of Virginia, re-opened April 5, 2014, at the Brownsburg Museum, Brownsburg, Va.,(route 252, Rockbridge County) The exhibit, which coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil... Read More    Back to Top



"To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade"
October 27, 2014 - May 30, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Exhibit explores the pivotal role that Richmond played in the domestic slave trade. Curated by University of Virginia professor Maurie McInnis, "To Be Sold" draws from her recent book, "Waiting to Be Sold: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade," and is anchored by a series of paintings and... Read More    Back to Top



"To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade"
October 27, 2014 - May 30, 2015 - Richmond, VA

This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the pivotal role that Richmond played in the domestic slave trade. Curated by University of Virginia professor Maurie McInnis, "To Be Sold" will draw from her recent book, "Waiting to Be Sold: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade," and be... Read More    Back to Top



Events

VMI Full Dress Parade
October 24, 2014 - Lexington, VA

Watch as the entire Corps of Cadets march in full... Read More    Back to Top



History at Sunset - Cedar Creek, the Aftermath
October 24, 2014 - Middletown, VA

After the Battle of Waterloo, the victor, the Duke of Wellington, said, "The only thing worse than a battle lost is a battle won." Join Ranger Jeff Driscoll as he examines the aftermath of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Meet at the main parking lot at Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA).... Read More    Back to Top



Meet General Robert E. Lee
October 25, 2014 - Colonial Heights, VA

Dick Palmer will portray General Robert E. Lee and talk about his experiences at the siege of Petersburg. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Violet Bank and 2:00 PM at Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern... Read More    Back to Top



Meet General Robert E. Lee
October 25, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Dick Palmer will portray General Robert E. Lee and talk about his experiences at the siege of Petersburg. Note: Event will be held twice at separate locations. 11:00 AM at Violet Bank and 2:00 PM at Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern... Read More    Back to Top



The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow and her Daughters During the Civil War
October 25, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow and her Daughters during the Civil War" -- In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women, Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 25, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. ... Read More    Back to Top



Sheridan's Field Hospital Living History
October 25, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Living history and medical demonstrations at the site of the largest temporary field hospital of the war. Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields... Read More    Back to Top



Voices from the Shadows
October 25 - 26, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park's historical sites. Come and hear ghostly stories from the 19th century as you embark upon a hair-raising lantern tour... Read More    Back to Top



Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Seminar Series: "A Contrast: Cavalry at Brandy Station, Cavalry at Five Forks"
October 26, 2014 - Brandy Station, VA

The Brandy Station Foundation Sunday lecture series begins again this April—a welcome sign of spring! The lectures series runs on one Sunday of each month from Aril through October and begin at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, the lectures are free (although donations are welcome), and free... Read More    Back to Top



An American Séance
October 28 - 31, 2014 - Richmond, VA

The American Civil War Museum invites you to attend An American Séance. Participate in a dramatization of a Victorian séance that provides a fun and spooky experience while exploring how individuals coped with death after the War. Attendees will join the Nelson family and other séance guests as... Read More    Back to Top



November 2014

United States Colored Troops in Winter Camps
November 1, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Learn about the lives of United States Colored Troops and how they spent their time in camp during the winter... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
November 1, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the Isle of Wight County Museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the events of this... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Huger
November 1, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this Civil War fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Ashland Train Day
November 1, 2014 - Ashland, VA

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Presenttion by noted author and artist Henry Kidd
November 5, 2014 - Mathews Courthouse, VA

Noted author and famed artist Henry Kidd will present a talk on the "Battle of the Crater" on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 starting at 7:00 P.M. at Kingston Parish Episcopal Church, 370 Main Street, in historic Mathews Courthouse, Virginia. Mr. Kidd will have his books available for sale after the... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: South Boston-Halifax County Museum
November 6-8, 2014 - South Boston, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: South Boston-Halifax County Museum
November 6-8, 2014 - South Boston, VA

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Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers' Fair
November 7 - 8, 2014 - Richmond, VA

The Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers' Fair is a unique event that offers the Richmond region more than a dozen of the best local museum stores under one roof. This year’s event is the 20th anniversary of the annual fair held each November and will be hosted at the Library of Virginia.... Read More    Back to Top



Soldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
November 8, 2014 - Alexandria, VA

Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Dancing
November 8, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The same program will be presented at both 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes. The Leslies, who are experienced in... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War's Impact on Petersburg Caravan Tour
November 9, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Learn about the civilian, economic, and medical impacts the siege had on the City of Petersburg. Reservations are required. Please call Park Ranger Randy Watkins at (804) 732-3531 x205 for more information and to make... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Eliza McGraw, Edna Ferber's America
November 12, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Edna Ferber's America is a critique of Ferber's novels, which convey a broad, nuanced vision of the United States as a multiethnic country, with particular emphasis on Jewish American communities. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



1864 Presidential Campaign and Lincoln's Re-election - Civil War Conversation
November 12, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

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... Read More    Back to Top



The First Ladies of the Civil War
November 13, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

This program will explore the lives of Varina Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln, examining them not only as First Ladies but also as wives, mothers, and widows. Discover the triumphs and tragedies of these two remarkable women. Join Kelly Hancock of the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond for this... Read More    Back to Top



Ours is no longer a divided country: The Path to Reconciliation in the Shenandoah Valley
November 13, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Jonathan Noyalas, Associate Professor of History, Lord Fairfax Community College. Location: Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center, Corron Building, Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
November 14-16, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

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Lincoln's Re-election Brown Bag Lunch Talk
November 14, 2014 - Richmond, VA

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,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
November 14-16, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

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The Confederate States Navy
November 15 - 16, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Calvin Ashwell has been interested in the Civil War for most of his life. In the last few years his interest has been primarily on the Confederate Navy and particularly Commander Ebenezer Farrand, whom he portrays in re-enactments. Join Mr. Ashwell as he discusses the CS Navy using period naval... Read More    Back to Top



Daughters of the Lost Cause
November 15, 2014 - Stratford, VA

Author Heath Lee will present a lecture from 10 a.m.-12 noon in the duPont Library on "Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Confederacy and Last Casualty of the Lost Cause." $15 per person. Pre-registration required. Please call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 to register or for more information. Box... Read More    Back to Top



Legacy Project Scanning Event: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
November 15, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

The Legacy Project is hosting a scanning event at the Petersburg Public Library. Please contact Renee Savits at (804) 692-3629 or email: renee.savits@lva.virginia.gov to schedule an... Read More    Back to Top



Dr. Chris Mackowski, "The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson"
November 20, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

The National Civil War Chaplains Museum presents Chris Mackowski, co-author of The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy's Greatest Icon, and founder of The Emerging Civil War Blog. "The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson," at the Hancock Welcome Center on the campus of... Read More    Back to Top



"A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864 " Book Talk
November 21, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Spotsylvania Court House represents a chess match of immeasurable stakes between two master opponents: Grant, the irresistible force, hammering with his overwhelming numbers and unprecedented power, versus Lee, the immovable object, hunkered down behind the most formidable defensive works yet seen... Read More    Back to Top



Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War
November 22, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War, award winning author Kim... Read More    Back to Top



Thanksgiving in the Trenches
November 22, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Visit Petersburg National Battlefield to witness how soldiers, Union and Confederate, observed the Thanksgiving season. Guided lantern tours will take place at tour stop #3 of the Eastern Front Unit. Each tour will consist of five stops where different scenes will play out depicting moments of... Read More    Back to Top



December 2014

A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife
December 4, 2014 - Richmond, VA

On December 4 at noon, Graham Dozier will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife" A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry CarterIn May 1861, Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined... Read More    Back to Top



A Visit From Santa at Williams Ordinary
December 6, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Santa was shown giving gifts to soldiers in the field at Fredericksburg, Virginia during the American Civil War. This year, Santa will dust off that old suit he wore back then and make an appearance... Read More    Back to Top



Siege of Petersburg: Diversity of Perspectives
December 06, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

During the Civil War, the City of Petersburg had a diverse population. Wealthy, working class, free Blacks, enslaved Blacks. Not everyone shared the same opinion of the Civil War and the Siege of Petersburg. Using first-hand accounts, this program will shed light on how the citizens of Petersburg... Read More    Back to Top



"Christmas in Camp"
December 7, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Civil War Living History. Discuss Civil War-era Sunday, holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Staunton River Bridge - Civil War Conversation
December 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

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... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Staunton River Bridge Civil War Conversation
December 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

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... Read More    Back to Top



A People At War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War
December 11, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Dr. Scott Nelson, Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary and co-author of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War, discusses the devastating impact of the war on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians and shows how average Americans coped... Read More    Back to Top



1860s Holidays at Liberia Plantation
December 13, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Experience Christmas as it was celebrated by the Weir family and their slaves in 1860, and later as soldiers occupied the area during the Civil War. Tours begin at The Manassas Museum. Bus transportation is provided to Liberia. Enjoy candlight, music and refreshments at the 1825 house that hosted... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War by Candlelight
December 13, 2014 - Chantilly, VA

Experience a Civil War Christmas as Confederate soldiers cook dinner in the field and fire the Christmas guns. Enjoy music by Evergreen Shade, make a 19th century holiday decoration, sample hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8... Read More    Back to Top



War Comes to Abingdon
December 18, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Just days after the anniversary of Stoneman's Raid and the burning of Abingdon's courthouse, Michael Shaffer discusses the Civil War in Abingdon. Shaffer is the former Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University's Civil War Research Center and author of the book Washington County, Virginia in... Read More    Back to Top



The Last Christmas in the Confederate White House Brown Bag Lunch Talk
December 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

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,... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Boykin
December 20, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Get a free guided tour of this historic fort that helped guard the naval route to... Read More    Back to Top



March 2015

Final Chapters . . . the Civil War in 1865
March 26, 2015 - Richmond, VA

This single-session class, taught by Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.), will take place on Thursday, March 26. Richmond in ruins, 1865This class concludes the Civil War Sesquicentennial Series of See You in Class lectures. As Virginians endured the fourth winter of the war, the... Read More    Back to Top



April 2015

Museum of the Confederacy: Extended Museum Hours
April 8 - 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox will offer extended operating hours April 8-12, 2015. The Museum will be open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Parole Pass Printing Demos in National Park Service Historic Village
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical... Read More    Back to Top



1865: Authors' Tent in National Park Service Historic Village
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



1865: Wet-Plate Photography in National Park Service Historic Village
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Battle of Appomattox Station
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, as they narrate the events of the Battle of Appomattox Station on location. This 40-acre protected battlefield is under the care of the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Program in National Park Service Historic Village
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

This program will be a continuation of the 5:00 p.m. Appomattox Station Battlefield program. Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the closing scene of the battle that was concluded in the village of Appomattox Court House (historically after dark) and set the stage for the final battle to... Read More    Back to Top



In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War historian, as he describes his efforts to locate and document the site of the Appomattox Station battlefield, armed with maps, journals, and a metal detector. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Museum of the Confederacy: Programming by Living History Educators
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Program in National Park Service Historic Village
April 8, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

This program will be a continuation of the 5:00 p.m. Appomattox Station Battlefield program. Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the closing scene of the battle that was concluded in the village of Appomattox Court House (historically after dark) and set the stage for the final battle to... Read More    Back to Top



Authors' Tent in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Wet-Plate Photography in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Opening Ceremony at National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

To be held on the Main Stage inside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, this event will be the ceremonial program to mark the 150th anniversary of the Surrender at Appomattox. Some elements of this program are still being determined based on the availability of invited guests. ... Read More    Back to Top



Cavalry and Horse Artillery Encampment at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart's Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Programming by Living History Educators at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



A Private Evening with Bud Robertson at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr. for a private reception and presentation at historic Eldon, the Civil War plantation home of the Flood family. Light refreshments will be served. Period dress or cocktail attire is appropriate. Transportation will be provided from the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Lee Leaving the McLean House in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Reenactors portraying General Lee, Lt. Col. Marshal of Lee's staff, General Grant and his staff will all emerge from the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. A Confederate orderly brings the Confederate horses to the front of the house and all three mount. Lee and... Read More    Back to Top



Lee Surrenders to Grant: Reenactment at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in the preceding days. Event will take place in either the Robertson Room or the Pavilion at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the MOC. Presented by the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/The Battle of Appomattox Court House
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the events that unfolded on the morning of April 9 just west of the village. This was the final battle in the Eastern Theater of the war and produced approximately 2,000 casualties. The Union victory was brought about thanks to a heroic march by the... Read More    Back to Top



Coffee with Elizabeth Varon at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join the author of "Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) Presented by the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Lee Leaving the McLean House in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Reenactors portraying General Lee, Lt. Col. Marshal of Lee's staff, General Grant and his staff will all emerge from the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. A Confederate orderly brings the Confederate horses to the front of the house and all three mount. Lee and... Read More    Back to Top



Lantern Tours in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Guided tours to six stops in the historic village. Hear real Civil War stories told by living historians portraying soldiers and civilians who were in Appomattox at the surrender. Experience the Park in a whole new light—candlelight! No charge but reservations required. Foundation members receive... Read More    Back to Top



Parole Pass Printing Demos in National Park Service Historic Village
April 9, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical... Read More    Back to Top



"Footsteps to Freedom" at National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

To be held on the Main Stage and along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road in the historic village, this ceremonial program invites us to think about emancipation as an outcome of the war. Not the theoretical ideas that inspired the Emancipation Proclamation, but with Lee's surrender, an... Read More    Back to Top



Programming by Living History Educators at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Stacking of Arms Ceremony in National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union... Read More    Back to Top



Authors and Artists at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Authors and artists speak and display their wares. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Dinner with Lee and Grant at the Babcock House
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Dine with General Lee (David Palmer) and General Grant (Tony Daniels). Cocktails at 5:30 on the deck of the Babcock House (cash bar). Buffet dinner at 6:30. Menu includes salad, pork loin, apple-cheddar chicken, crabcakes, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, dinner roll, non-alcoholic... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time/Event/Confederate Cavalry Surrender at National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For most Confederates that would be the "Stacking of Arms" ceremony on April 12, but for the Confederate Cavalry, their surrender was on April 10. This program will use reenactors to demonstrate what... Read More    Back to Top



Authors' Tent in National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors' books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Thomas Bocock, Appomattox Native, at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Albert Carter, local historian, presents the history of Thomas Bocock, Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives and a native of Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



"Meeting at City Point"--Monologue by Grant at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

General U.S. Grant (Tony Daniels) delivers a monologue on his famous meeting with President Abraham Lincoln at City Point, now part of modern Hopewell, Virginia. Event will be held in the Robertson Room at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/The Commissioners' Meeting at National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Though “the” surrender was on April 9, there was a follow-up meeting the next day between three Confederate and three Federal generals, known as the Commissioners, to finalize the details of the terms agreed to the day before. Coincidentally, this meeting also took place in the McLean House parlor.... Read More    Back to Top



Wet-Plate Photography in National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Parole Pass Printing Demos in National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Guest Speaker/National Park Service's Chris Bingham at Appomattox County High School
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Mr. Bingham has been conducting groundbreaking research on the involvement of the United States Colored Troops in Appomattox. This is the first public presentation of his research. No charge, first come. Donations appreciated. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Coffee with William "Jack" Davis at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join the author of "The Collapse of the Confederate Government" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Appomattox Cheerz: Special Civil War Edition
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Special Civil War-themed outdoor concert event. Presented by the Appomattox County Chamber of... Read More    Back to Top



Cavalry Action at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/April 10 Meeting of Lee and Grant at National Park Service Historic Village
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

To be held at "The Triangle," this program is about the mysterious meeting between Generals Lee and Grant at the east end of the village on April 10. Though the contents of the meeting were not recorded, there were actions taken immediately after the meeting that allow us to infer some of the... Read More    Back to Top



Living History Demonstrations at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living Historians will be at each of six (6) unique demonstration stations to provide both education and entertainment to our visitors: Station 1: Civilian Life -- Living Historians will recreate daily life during the final days of the Confederacy; sewing, laundry, herbalist, children's games... Read More    Back to Top



Meeting of Generals Lee and Grant at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Stacking of Arms Ceremony in National Park Service Historic Village
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12th. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union... Read More    Back to Top



Parole Pass Printing Demos in National Park Service Historic Village
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Appomattox Youth Chorale at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The Appomattox Youth Chorale, under the direction of Meghan Coviello, is a regional singing group now in its 4th season. Comprised of area students from 10 to 18 years of age, this advanced ensemble will be performing Civil War era music, including patriotic and folk tunes, as well as perennial... Read More    Back to Top



Coffee with Gary Gallagher at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join the author of "Jubal Early and the Lost Cause" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission). Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Cannon Night Fire at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Wet-Plate Photography in National Park Service Historic Village
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



"April 1st Before Breakout"--Monologue by Lee at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

General Robert E. Lee (David Palmer) will deliver a monologue on the events of April 1, 1865. Event will be held in the Robertson Room at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Event is included with admission to the MOC. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Confederate Artillery Surrender in National Park Service Historic Village
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For most Confederates that would be the "Stacking of Arms" ceremony on April 12, but for the Confederate Artillery, their surrender was on April 11. This program will use reenactors to demonstrate what... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Appomattox Station at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Reenactment of the final battle of the Army of Northern Virginia. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Ball at Appomattox Primary School
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Live music and dancing! Refreshments. Period attire requested or appropriate evening attire. No charge, but reservations required. Foundation members receive first notice for reservations; the general public can make reservations beginning Feb. 1. Watch our website for full info on... Read More    Back to Top



"Widow of the South" (Corinne Trimble) at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Corinne Trimble. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



"Soldiers in Gray" (Stan Clardy) at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Stan Clardy. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Cavalry and Horse Artillery Encampment at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart's Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Authors' Tent in National Park Service Historic Village
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Programming by Living History Educators at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Fashion Show at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Period fashions will be on display for all to see and appreciate. Produced by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville... Read More    Back to Top



Camps Open to Public at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Period Dance at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Catholic Church Services at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Catholic services will held in the large tent at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union... Read More    Back to Top



Coffee with Ed Ayers at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Join the author of "The Valley of the Shadow: Viewpoints from the North and South" for coffee and muffins in the Robertson Room of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members (which includes museum admission.) Presented by... Read More    Back to Top



Camps Open to Public at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Protestant Church Services at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Protestant services will be held in the large tent at the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the... Read More    Back to Top



Parole Pass Printing Demos in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Demonstrations of the printing of Parole Passes will be held daily at the Clover Hill Tavern near the McLean House in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Presented by Appomattox Court House National Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Authors' Tent in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Come meet and greet some of your favorite authors of Civil War history. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Wet-Plate Photography in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Teachers and students from Lynchburg College will be demonstrating Civil War era photography in various stations throughout the Park. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Cavalry and Horse Artillery Encampment at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart's Horse Artillery will encamp on the grounds of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Includes daily cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Programming by Living History Educators at the Museum of the Confederacy
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Living history educators will present programs in the lobby of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Presented by the Museum of the... Read More    Back to Top



Stacking of Arms, Crossover and Welcome Back at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union... Read More    Back to Top



Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in National Park Service Historic Village
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union... Read More    Back to Top



Open Invitation Stacking of Arms Ceremony
April 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons and flags at a ceremony lasting about 6 1/2 hours on April 12. As the Confederates marched into the village one division at a time, they were received by a division (4,000-5,000) of Union soldiers. ... Read More    Back to Top



Songs of the Civil War, Lynchburg College Choral Union
April 19, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Lynchburg College Choral Union will travel to Appomattox to present a program of Civil War period music interspersed with Confederate and Union Soldier dramatizations provided by local actors. Educational displays of Civil War artifacts brought from the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia... Read More    Back to Top



June 2015

The Road to Appomattox: Civil War Trust Annual Conference
June 3 - 7, 2015 - Richmond, VA

"The Road to Appomattox" This summer, experience the final events of the Civil War with Civil War Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring at some of America's great Civil War battlefields in... Read More    Back to Top



 

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