Virginia Civil War 150
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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 - September | 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



Events

Guest Speaker/Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Historian, at Appomattox County High School
April 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Dr. Robertson was honored to be selected by President Kennedy to serve on the 100th Anniversary National Committee and now currently serves on the Virginia 150th Committee. No charge, first come. Donations appreciated. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



July 2014

One Life: Grant and Lee
July 04 - May 31, 2015 - Washington, D.C., Outside VA

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were the greatest antagonists in America's biggest bloodletting. Having waged no-holds-barred warfare on Virginia's soil 150 years ago, they share joint billing in this superb new show at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Donald W. Reynolds Center for... Read More    Back to Top



September 2014

An American Turning Point Exhibit: The Civil War in Virginia
September 6 - 19, 2014 - Millwood, VA

Visit Long Branch Plantation between September 6th and September 19th to see the Virginia Historical Society's traveling exhibit: "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia." From 1861 through 1865 Virginia stood at the center of a military and social revolution. How we define... Read More    Back to Top



Edwin C. Bearss on the Battles of North Anna and Cold Harbor
September 17, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

National Park Service chief historian emeritus Ed Bearss addresses the Civil War Roundtable of Fredericksburg on the May-June 1864 fighting along the North Anna River in Caroline and Hanover counties and near Richmond, including the Union army's crossing toward Petersburg. Reservations due by... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Kat Spears, Sway
September 17, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. 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



The Beginning Of The End: 1864-65
September 17, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday, Sept. 17. Renowned author of multi-volume series on Overland Campaign addresses Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg on the May–June 1864 fighting. First in the group's 2014–15 programs for "The Beginning Of The End: 1864-65." Reservations due by Monday, Sept. 15. The public is... Read More    Back to Top



Gallery Talk: An American Turning Point
September 18, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Join Andrew Talkov, Exhibition Coordinator for Virginia's Civil War Sesquicentennial from the Virginia Historical Society, for a fascinating and informative look at the people and objects included in An American Turning Point: The Civil War in... Read More    Back to Top



"Faded . . . From the Memory of the Average Reader"
September 18 - 18, 2014 - Dayton, VA

Historian Jonathan Noyalas will examine what the Battle of Fisher's Hill meant to both Union and Confederate operations in the Shenandoah Valley and what it meant to the legacies of General Philip H. Sheridan and General Jubal A.... Read More    Back to Top



"Eyewitness to History" Tour: "I was so Fearful": Rebecca Wright and Winchester's Civilians on the Eve of Third Winchester.
September 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Led by historian Jonathan Noyalas, author of "Plagued by War: Winchester, Virginia During the Civil War," this walking tour of key sites in downtown Winchester will examine the moods and attitudes of Winchester's demographically diverse population on the eve of the Third Battle of Winchester. Free... Read More    Back to Top



"Whirling Through Winchester" The 150th Anniversary of Third Winchester
September 19 - 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

On September 19, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's Army of the Valley and Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah met at the Third Battle of Winchester, the largest battle ever fought in the Valley, and one of the pivotal clashes of the Civil War. 150 years later, on... Read More    Back to Top



Battles of Milford Battlefield Tour
September 19, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Joe Whitehorne, Historian Arthur Candenquist, Battlefield Tour Guide James Kovalchick, Landowner 12:00pm: Battle Historical Overview with Joe Whitehorne at the Warren Heritage Society’s Ivy Lodge, 101 Chester Street in Front Royal 12:30pm: Battlefield Tour... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Third Winchester 150th Anniversary Ranger Station Programs
September 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

National Park Service Rangers will provide interpretation at key points (such as Middle Field, Stephenson's Depot, Star Fort and others) on the battlefield. Follow the path of the battle chronologically through this series of timed programs to learn more about each pivotal point, from the beginning... Read More    Back to Top



History at Sunset: Mount Hebron Cemetery
September 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of... Read More    Back to Top



The Battle of New Market Heights Brown Bag Lunch Talk
September 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



Huntsberry Farm (Third Winchester) - Tours, Talks, Living History, Ranger Programs, Youth Programs, Commemoration, and More
September 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

A day-long series of programs on the Third Winchester battlefield, commemorating the struggle and honoring the men who fought in the largest and costliest battle ever fought in the Valley. Programs include living history, artifact exhibit, music and dancers, food vendors, and book sale. Also... Read More    Back to Top



The Forgotten Fourteen: USCT Medal of Honor Recipients at New Market Heights
September 20, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Ranger presentation about fourteen United States Colored Troops who earned the medal of honor for their bravery and achievements during the Battle of New Market Heights. Location: Eastern Front Visitor Center, Petersburg National Battlefield Time: 10:00 AM,2:00 PM Fee Information: $5 per... Read More    Back to Top



Hazards on the Homefront Running Tour
September 20, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Ever wanted to mix in a little more history with your daily exercise? Well this Civil War running tour gives you that chance! During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without. Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 20, 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



Guided Walking Tour of Kernstown Battlefield
September 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Learn about the Civil War at the Kernstown Battlefield. Meet at Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive. For further information call 540/869-2896 or visit www.kernstownbattle.org Tour is available June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18 at 11am and 1pm.... Read More    Back to Top



Campaign Before Richmond Sesquicentennial Weekend
September 20, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Campaign Before Richmond Symposium. For ages 12+. Come listen to historians discuss the importance of the fighting that took place north of the James River for control of Richmond and Petersburg in the last year of the Civil War. 6-9 p.m. No registration required. Deep Bottom... Read More    Back to Top



Harvest Time of 1864
September 20, 2014 - Hardy, VA

Harvest Time at the Booker T. Washington National Monument is a fun and educational event for visitors of all ages that portrays life on a mid-19th century tobacco plantation during the early fall harvest. Come explore the park’s structures, gardens and grounds while experiencing the culture of... Read More    Back to Top



Plantation Foodways
September 20, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Experience life on a Civil War era plantation as costumed interpreters help guests discover how civilians grew and prepared food. This event begins at 1:00 p.m. but the Park is open for regular tours and demonstrations from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00... Read More    Back to Top



Star Fort Programs - Third Winchester
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Programs focusing on Star Fort, including its part during Third Winchester and its preservation story today. Living History programs, artillery demonstrations, National Park Service Ranger programs, walking tour of Star Fort with Nick... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Apple Harvest
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

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"Battle on the Doorstep": Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Winchester
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Guide Frank Jenkins, a descendant of participants in the Third Battle of Winchester, leads a special tour of sites related to the battle, whose climax roared through the city's streets. Admission free. Meet in front of the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the downtown walking... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Apple Harvest
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

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"Like a Thunderclap": The Cavalry Charge at Third Winchester - Car Caravan Tour
September 21, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Historians Jeffry Wert and Keven Walker lead a car caravan tour of sites related to the Union charge at Third Winchester, the largest cavalry charge against fixed positions in American history. Tour will meet at the Rutherford Crossing shopping center at 261 Market... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Fisher's Hill Anniversary Tour
September 22, 2014 - Fisher's HIll, VA

Historian Richard Kleese will lead a tour of this pivotal battle for the "Gibraltar ofthe Valley," which occurred just three days following the Confederate defeat at Third Winchester. Meet at Ramseur's Hill, Battlefield Road, Fisher's Hill, VA 22657. This program involves some moderate walking with... Read More    Back to Top



The Execution of Mosby's Men in Front Royal, 150th Anniversary Event
September 23, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

EVENT FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC On the 23rd of September,1864 in Front Royal six Confederate soldiers belonging to the 43rd Virginia – known as "Mosby's Men" – were captured by Federal Cavalry and executed under a new Union policy of treating Confederate rangers as outlaws who were not subject... Read More    Back to Top



Desirable That Nothing Should Be Left To Invite the Enemy To Return....The Burning in the Shenandoah Valley
September 25, 2014 - Woodstock, VA

Phillip Greenwalt, Park Ranger, National Park Service Location: Historic Shenandoah CountyCourthouse, 112 South Main Street, Woodstock, VA... Read More    Back to Top



Women of War
September 25, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

In their variety, the memoirs, poetry, and fiction show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be... Read More    Back to Top



2014 Bottimore Lecture, When Mettle Meets Metal: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering
September 25, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid-19th century, including Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War's Ragged Edges. He oversees the web project, "CSI... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: New Market Heights Battle Reenactment
September 26-28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: New Market Heights Battle Reenactment
September 26-28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

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History at Sunset: George Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek
September 26, 2014 - Middletown, VA

History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of... Read More    Back to Top



New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond Reenactment
September 27, 2014 - Henrico, VA

For all ages. Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights. Watch as over 1,500 reenactors re-create the battle that earned 14 African Americans the Medal of Honor. Other battles of the pivotal campaign will be included in the weekend long series of events.... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 27, 2014 - Henrico, VA

All-day bus tour (9:00am to 5:00pm): Siege of Richmond and Petersburg (150th anniversary tour of the September 29-October 1 fighting below Richmond and below Petersburg, with historian Richard Sommers. Tour will visit sites in the Fort Harrison / New Market Heights area, and battlefields south of... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
September 27, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Discover the people who lived in Stephens City and the stirring events that shaped their lives as the Civil War raged in and around the town during 1861-1865. Reservations required by calling 540-869-1700, $5.00 per person, meet your guide at the Newtown History Center. Children under 6 years... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. Although the Confederates under General Lee manage to hold off the Union Army's attempt to cut off vital supply lines, there was a heavy cost to be paid. Location: Western Front... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Come to a reenactment event like no other. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond. Watch as Confederate and Union soldiers reenact the last battles for control of Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy. Walk upon the... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Peeble's Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Rangers and living historians at stops along this battlefield will present tours and demonstrations on the Grant's Fifth offensive of the siege. Gen. Lee thwarts this effort at great cost to his hold on Petersburg and Richmond.... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. Although the Confederates under General Lee manage to hold off the Union Army's attempt to cut off vital supply lines, there was a heavy cost to be paid. Location: Western Front... Read More    Back to Top



Fee Free Day National Public Lands Day
September 27, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

To celebrate National Public Lands Day come join us help maintain the park! Such projects may include litter clean-up and other events. Location: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Contact Name: Vistor Center Staff Contact Email:... Read More    Back to Top



150th Anniversary Commemoration Seminar and Tour: The Battle of Fisher's Hill
September 27, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Breaking the Valley's Gibraltar: The Battle of Fisher's Hill LFCC's Center for Civil War History in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is proud to host this one day seminar and tour to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fisher’s Hill. Although the... Read More    Back to Top



New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond Reenactment
September 28, 2014 - Henrico, VA

For all ages. Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights. Watch as over 1,500 reenactors re-create the battle that earned 14 African Americans the Medal of Honor. Other battles of the pivotal campaign will be included in the weekend long series of events.... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 28, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Ongoing all day at the Fort Harrison Visitor Center (9:00am to 4:00pm): Visitor Center open Family / educational activities History Trolley tours of the fortifications along Battlefield Park Road and beyond (departing approximately every hour and a half) Special Programs (at Fort... Read More    Back to Top



Eighth Annual "Taming the Wilderness"
September 28 - 28, 2014 - Locust Grove, VA

Craftsmen, artisans, and presenters demonstrate life in the late 1700s and 1800s on Ellwood Manor plantation in Orange and Spotsylvania counties, highlighting homemaking skills and the trades crucial to building Ellwood and settling "The Wilderness" of this region. University of Mary Washington... Read More    Back to Top



Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Seminar Series: "Funeral Practice During the Civil War"
September 28, 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



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 29, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Special Programs – "On this date, in this place, at this time" 6:00am: The Battle of Fort Harrison – September 29, 1864 (Ranger-led tour -- shuttles depart from the Fort Harrison Visitor Center at 5:45am) 6:00am: The Battle of New Market Heights – September 29, 1864 (Ranger-led tour in... Read More    Back to Top



Commemoration New Market Heights
September 29, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Real time tours of New Market Heights Battlefield in conjunction with Richmond National Battlefield. Tours start at 6:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Parking will be located at the Four Mile Creek Parking lot across the street from the Dairy Queen. Staff will assist. Information:... Read More    Back to Top



Giles County Historical Society Annual Meeting
September 29, 2014 - Pearisburg, VA

Dr. William C. "Jack" Davis, former director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Davis will be giving a talk on "The Last Days of the Confederate Government." Light refreshments will be... Read More    Back to Top



Fort Harrison/New Market 150th
September 30, 2014 - Richmond, VA

12:30pm: "On this date, in this place, at this time" – The Confederate Counter-Attack at Fort Harrison – September 30, 1864 -- Two ranger-led tours: Following the footsteps of Hoke's Division. Meet at the Fort Harrison parking lot. Following the footsteps of Fields' Division. Meet at Fort... Read More    Back to Top



October 2014

Did the Valley Re-elect Abraham Lincoln?
October 2, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Dennis Frye, Chief of Interpretation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Location: Old Courthouse Civil War Museum, 20 North Loudoun Street, Winchester,... Read More    Back to Top



The Burning and the Death of Lt. John Rodgers Meigs
October 03 - 03, 2014 - Dayton, VA

Programs commemorating the tragic history of the Burning and the events that surrounded it. Highlighted by a historic talk given by Dr. Irvin Hess. Events free. See website for... Read More    Back to Top



17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War
October 3 - 5, 2014 - Middleburg, VA

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is proud to announce that its 17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War will focus on the first day of action at Gettysburg. Eight Civil War historians and authors will explore and examine command decisions made on July 1, 1863 in a small... Read More    Back to Top



Hard Liquor and Women
October 4, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

A one hour walking tour and living history event will commence from the Farmer's Market parking lot in Old Towne Petersburg. "Hard Liquor and Women" will follow an 1864 newspaper reporter as he walks the streets of Old Towne Petersburg making observations and conducting interviews to see how... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Luray Caverns
October 4-5, 2014 - Luray, VA

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Historic Photography on the Sunken Road: Then and Now
October 4, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

Visual historian John Cummings leads an eye-opening walk in the bloody lane of Fredericksburg battlefield's eastern front line. Explore photography during and after the Civil War by artists like Capt. A. J. Russell, Dr. Reed Brockway Bontecou, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Meet at Fredericksburg... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
October 4, 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



Lecture - The Edinburg Mill and the Burning
October 04, 2014 - Edinburg, VA

Historian and author Robert Kleese will give a presentation on the Edinburg Mill and its near-destruction during Sheridan's... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Luray Caverns
October 4-5, 2014 - Luray, VA

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Tour of Fort Huger
October 4, 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



18th North Carolina Encampment
October 4 - 5, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Experience the Civil War in a whole new way! Watch arms demonstrations and talk to reenactors of the 18th North Carolina Regiment as they camp on the historic battlefield at Pamplin Historical Park. Visit the Park website for full schedule of... Read More    Back to Top



Danville in the Civil War - Civil War Conversation
October 8, 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 Tom's Brook Anniversary Tour
October 9, 2014 - Maurertown, VA

This car caravan tour, led by Ranger Eric Campbell, will examine the clash between Union and Confederate cavalry forces, which resulted a lop-sided victory for Union troopers and became known as the "Woodstock Races." This tour will cover key areas such as Spiker's Hill, Tom's Brook, Round Hill and... Read More    Back to Top



Image of War Seminar
October 10 - 12, 2014 - Fredericksburg, VA

The Center for Civil War Photography will explore Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and beyond. Includes 4-D and wet-plate experiences on Brompton grounds at Marye's Heights; mansion of the area's 1861 secession delegate; photo-based battlefield experiences; 3-D presentations... Read More    Back to Top



Civil war 150 HistoryMobile: Waterways Heritage Festival
October 11-12, 2014 - Chesapeake, VA

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Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 11, 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



Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend
October 11 - 12, 2014 - Bristow, VA

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff on the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. No pets please. ... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Propaganda
October 11, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Propaganda, whether through illustrations or words, was a way certain groups attempted to manipulate the public's opinion of the Civil War. See a variety of examples of Civil War propaganda and learn about the people who practiced this form of psychological... Read More    Back to Top



Civil war 150 HistoryMobile: Waterways Heritage Festival
October 11-12, 2014 - Chesapeake, VA

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Battle of Hupp's Hill Anniversary Tour
October 13, 2014 - Strasburg, VA

Join Historian Richard Kleese as he describes this engagement and its impact on the Battle of Cedar Creek less than a week later. A Confederate reconnaissance of the Union positions along Cedar Creek resulted in some sharp fighting on the slopes of Hupp's Hill, just north ofStrasburg. Some moderate... Read More    Back to Top



Lee Chapel Presents: Remembering Robert E. Lee
October 13, 2014 - Lexington, VA

Author and Professor of History at the Army War College, Chris Keller, will be the speaker for this year's lecture. His topic will explore the way in which Lee translated his strategic gifts from the battlefield to the presidency of Washington... Read More    Back to Top



Poetic Principles featuring Hal Crowther and Margaret Gibson
October 14, 2014 - Richmond , VA

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson.... Read More    Back to Top



Virginia Literary Festival
October 14 - 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014 Place: Venues throughout Richmond, Cost: Varies Anchored by the popular James River Writers Conference and the elegant Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration, the Virginia Literary Festival celebrates Virginia's rich literary... Read More    Back to Top



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

Author Heath Lee presents a lecture in the duPont Library on the impact of post-Civil War life on daughters of prominent former Confederate military leaders and politicians. 10:00AM-12:00PM 15.00 per person pre-registration suggested. Call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or e-mail... Read More    Back to Top



Book Launch Silent Murders by Mary Miley Theobald
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley Theobald will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the... Read More    Back to Top



Author Appearance and Book Signing, The Tribe by Clay McLeod
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Clay McLeod Chapman will provide a spirited reading of his work and sign copies of his books. His most recent books are part of The Tribe trilogy, focusing on the wilder side of middle... Read More    Back to Top



Film Screening Frida
October 15, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Frida depicts the professional and private lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Salma Hayek, and earned Academy Awards for best makeup and best original score. The evening will start with 2006–2008 Poet Laureate of Virginia Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, who will speak about her research... Read More    Back to Top



Presentation by Noted Hampton Roads Historian John Quarstein
October 15, 2014 - Mathews Courthouse, VA

Noted Hampton Roads Historian, John Quarstein will provide a presentation on "The Peninsula Campaign of 1862" on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Westville Christian Church in historic Mathews Courthouse, Virginia. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be... Read More    Back to Top



Take 30 Lunchtime Talk
October 16, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Join us for a 30-minute discussion with University of Richmond professor and author Monika Seibert regarding our perceptions of the American Indians.... Read More    Back to Top



Author Appearance and Book Signing with Noah Scalin
October 16, 2014 - Richmond , VA

Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday... Read More    Back to Top



Symposium: The Civil War in 1864
October 17 - 19, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1864 Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations required. Noah Andre Trudeau, Author Sherman's March to the Sea Gordon C. Rhea, Author The Overland Campaign Gordon Jones, Atlanta History Center The Atlanta... Read More    Back to Top



Point Lookout Brown Bag Lunch Talk
October 17, 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



Cedar Creek Sesquicentennial Weekend
October 17 - 20, 2014 - Middletown, VA

The National Park Service and the Key Partners will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek with a series of engaging and enlightening programs and tours that will allow you to walk in history's footsteps, at the actual battlefield where the pivotal event took... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Cedar Creek Re-enactment
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Come see the re-enactment of a vital Civil War battle that took place in the breadbasket of the Confederacy, the Shenandoah Valley. Relive the battle and life of ordinary citizens as you visit the field and encampments surrounding... Read More    Back to Top



Hazards on the Homefront Walking Tour
October 18, 2014 - Richmond, VA

During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without. Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens of Richmond. Meanwhile prices continued to skyrocket and wounded flowed into the city in an endless stream. Join us for the... Read More    Back to Top



Aquia Railroad Goes to War: USMRR Aquia Line 1862-1863
October 21, 2014 - Stafford, VA

Model railroader and author Bernard Kempinski will explain the importance of Aquia railroad in the Civil War. Through detailed research and photo documentation, he shows its equipment, infrastructure, and operation. Learn how he is using military miniatures and model trains to create a... Read More    Back to Top



Music in the Civil War
October 23, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

From the times of the ancient Greeks, philosophers have acknowledged the universal power of music to inspire, move, and soothe. The writer who claimed that it's more important to know who writes the nation's songs than to know who makes its laws understood this symbiotic relationship and how... Read More    Back to Top



Henry Box Brown: Famous Fugitive, Trans-Atlantic Performer
October 23, 2014 - Abingdon, VA

Jeffrey Ruggles, former Curator of Prints and Photographs for the Virginia Historical Society, traces the fascinating life of Henry Brown, who escaped from slavery by shipping himself in a box from Richmond to Philadelphia. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is... Read More    Back to Top



Guest Lecture Series, The 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign - Re-Discovering the James E. Taylor Sketchbook
October 23, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Dennis Frye, Chief of Interpretation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Dana MacBean, Curator of Exhibits, Parris Island Museum, USMC. Location: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, Winchester,... 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



"To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade"
October 27 - 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



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



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

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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'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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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



"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 08 - 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 08, 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 08, 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 08 - 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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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