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 - 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



"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

January 2014

Stratford Hall's 2015 "Reading Lee" Lecture
January 23 - 23, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Elizabeth Varon will sketch themes of her highly praised book "Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil... Read More    Back to Top



December 2014

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



Ellwood: 19th-Century Christmas Event
December 20 - 20, 2014 - Locust Grove, VA

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host its sixth annual Yuletide event and an open house for future volunteers. Doors open at 9 a.m.; guests may visit until 3 p.m. Fawn Lake Garden Club will decorate the 18th-century plantation house. The Friends' volunteer Historic House Guides will welcome... Read More    Back to Top



A Blue and Gray Christmas
December 20, 2014 - Gordonsville, VA

Come join us as we celebrate Christmas as they would have during the 1860's. Event includes a Civil War era church service at Gordonsville Presbyterian Christmas (where Stonewall Jackson worshipped), Downtown Gordonsville walking tours and living history displays, ghost stories recited at the... 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



Christmas at Chatham Manor
December 21 - 21, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Meet Santa dressed in the patriotic outfit he wore during the Civil War. Children's activities. See National Park Service website for details to... Read More    Back to Top



January 2015

Experiment in Freedom: Arlington’s Freedman’s Village
January 11 - 11, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Professor Jimmy Price, Historic Site Manager in Prince William County,will share his research on the largest “contraband” camp created in Northern Virginia for emancipated African... Read More    Back to Top



“Honoring President Robert E. Lee”
January 24 - 24, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Local author William Connery will remember Robert E. Lee in his post-Civil War role as president ofWashington College in Lexington, Virginia. ... Read More    Back to Top



March 2015

“An Artist’s Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes”
March 15 - October 14, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Exhibit on loan from the Virginia Historical Society.... Read More    Back to Top



“The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864 “--
March 21 - 21, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Author Hampton Newsome will describe the October 1864 battles between Grant and Lee in Virginia including Lee’s and Grants last major offenses. A book purchase and signing session will occur after the talk.... Read More    Back to Top



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



“Discovering the Universality of the Soldier Experience”
April 10 - 10, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Andrew H. Talkov, Vice-President for Programs, Virginia Historical Society will use drawings and photographs to explore the experiences of soldiers in the Civil War and the Vietnam War. FREE. Light... 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



FAIRFAX CIVIL WAR DAY
April 25 - 25, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Period music, living history encampments and demonstrations, military firings and drills with Company D, 17th Virginia Infantry, “Fairfax Rifles,” C.S.A., General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee, Thaddeus Lowe, Clara Barton, tours of the Historic Blenheim House and more. $5/adults and $3/children 12 and... Read More    Back to Top



May 2015

“William ‘Extra Billy’ Smith: The Governor’s Odyssey
May 30 - 30, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Following the collapse of the Confederate lines at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, Governor Extra Billy, began his “odyssey”—a thousand-mile journey to take the pulse of Virginia citizens, govern the Commonwealth, and to avoid capture by the Federal Army. Living historian Dave Meisky portrays Extra... 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



July 2015

“The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance”
July 25 - 25, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

The assassination of the 16th president is one of the singular events in American history. Historian Anthony S. Pitch uses primary source material to document and reveal previously unknown facts about Lincoln's death in his book They Have Killed Papa Dead. Pitch details... Read More    Back to Top



August 2015

“Escaping Detection: Women in the Civil War” –
August 22 - 22, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Local historian Mary Lipsey will deliver a talk on women spies and soldiers who hailed from all walks of life. Many used their femininity and ingenuity to pass on vital information about the enemy. However, the lesser-known story is about women who donned uniforms and posed as men to fight the... Read More    Back to Top



September 2014

“Mathew Brady’s Portraits of a Nation”
September 27 - 27, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Mathew Brady was directly responsible for scores of interesting images from the Civil War years. In his half-century as an icon of American photography, Brady had many crucial roles in the medium’s development. Using a number of Brady images Robert Wilson draws from his recent... Read More    Back to Top



October 2015

"Desertion during the Civil War"
October 24 - 24, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Hundreds of thousands of Northern and Southern men made the transition from civilians to soldiers during the Civil War. They faced deprivation and disease in the camps and some of the most brutal combat the world has ever seen. Many attempted at some point to leave the service; historians estimate... Read More    Back to Top



"Desertion during the Civil War"
October 24 - 24, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Hundreds of thousands of Northern and Southern men made the transition from civilians to soldiers during the Civil War. They faced deprivation and disease in the camps and some of the most brutal combat the world has ever seen. Many attempted at some point to leave the service; historians estimate... Read More    Back to Top



November 2015

"Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection"
November 07 - December 31, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of “Mr. Lincoln’s War,” Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War presents a selection of facsimile photographs of historical Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. This... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Photographs in the George Eastman House Collection
November 14 - 14, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographs department, and former curator at the George Eastman House will discuss the Civil War photographs of George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and other, from the George Eastman House. ... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Photographs in the George Eastman House Collection
November 14 - 14, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographs department and former curator at the George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., will discuss the Civil War photographs of George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and other, from the George... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Photographs in the George Eastman House Collection
November 14 - 14, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographs department and former curator at the George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., will discuss the Civil War photographs of George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others, from the George... Read More    Back to Top



 

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