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.

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



One Life: Grant and Lee
July 4, 2014 - 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



"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



John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond
March 6 - July 5, 2015 - Richmond, VA

View the sole surviving green wool uniform of Richmond's Montgomery Guard, Company C of the First Virginia Infantry, a militia company formed by Irish Americans in 1850. This uniform belonged to John Dooley (1809-1868), father of James H. Dooley. Also on display: an oil portrait of John Dooley and... Read More    Back to Top



Events

January 2015

Great Lives: Matthew Brady
January 22, 2015 - Fredericksburg, VA

Robert Wilson, author of "Matthew Brady: Portraits of a Nation," delivers an illustrated talk in the University of Mary Washington's Great Lives series. Brady is often credited for Civil War photos that he did not take, but he was directly responsible for scores of fascinating wartime images,... Read More    Back to Top



March 2015

Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence and Reconstruction
March 4, 2015 - Alexandria, VA

Wm. & Mary professor Scott Nelson discusses his book. $5 admission, or $17 for series of 4 lectures this... Read More    Back to Top



Distinguished Speaker Series: Binh Danh and Robert Schultz
March 6, 2015 - Roanoke, VA

In their exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art, photographer Binh Danh and author Robert Schultz have drawn upon Walt Whitman's poetry and prose and striking Civil War portraits, applying nineteenth-century techniques and media to create unique works that meditate upon our nation's conflicts.... Read More    Back to Top



Commemoration of Sheridan's Raid on Scottsville, March 1865
March 6 - 8, 2015 - Scottsville, VA

The Scottsville Museum will commemorate Sheridan's raid on the town of Scottsville with a new Civil War exhibit, a procession of mounted Union soldiers riding through Scottsville, and talks on the raid, the canal, and the African American community in Scottsville. There will also be a tour of... Read More    Back to Top



Teacher Professional Development Workshop. "War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman and Renewal"
March 7, 2015 - Roanoke, VA

Instructors: Binh Danh and Robert Schultz RSVP required Studio Classroom FREE for educators (must have ID) Limit 20 Participants Presented by the Taubman Museum of Art. Funded in part by the Copenhaver Scholar In-Residence Program, Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, and Virginia... Read More    Back to Top



Teacher Professional Development Workshop. "War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman and Renewal"
March 7, 2015 - Roanoke, VA

Instructors: Binh Danh and Robert Schultz. RSVP required. Studio Classroom. FREE for educators (must have ID). Limit 20 Participants. Presented by the Taubman Museum of Art. Funded in part by the Copenhaver Scholar In-Residence Program, Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, and... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Conversation- The Freedmen's Bureau
March 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (also known as the Freedmen's Bureau) was established by the War Department in 1865 to undertake the relief effort and the unprecedented social reconstruction that would bring freedpeople to full citizenship. Museum volunteer Morris Lockhart... Read More    Back to Top



Churches Remembered
March 14, 2015 - Spotsylvania, VA

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Spotsylvania County Tourism, and local church and community leaders join together to bring you Churches Remembered. Remembering the struggles of the community during the Civil War and the strength gained from coming together through faith... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



Joel Sweeney, The Banjo and Music of the Civil War
March 15, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA

Banjoist Corbin Hayslett will be the guest speaker and performer for this presentation. A light supper will be served at 6pm with Mr. Hayslett's presentation commencing at 6:30pm. If intending on dining, please make a reservation so the church knows how many to... Read More    Back to Top



The Story Of John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond
March 19, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Dooley biographer Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss presents the fascinating story of John Dooley, father of James H. Dooley, and his. journey from Ireland to his successes as a well-liked business and civic leader in mid-19th century... Read More    Back to Top



A Fall of Sparrows
March 19, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA

A free talk by author Paul Bennett on his new Civil War novel which won the Athanatos Christian Ministries' 2014 Christian Novel Contest, in DeMoss Hall, Room 3028, on the campus of Liberty... Read More    Back to Top



Book Talk- To the Bitter End with Robert Dunkerly
March 19, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

To the Bitter End is a new book that discusses all the surrenders at the end of the Civil War. From Appomattox to Bennett Place, to Alabama, the Trans-Mississippi, and Indian Territory, each surrender unfolded differently and had its own set of challenges. These fascinating stories have been... Read More    Back to Top



"The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864"
March 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



Soldiers' Heart: PTSD in Civil War Veterans
March 26, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

The condition known today as PTSD went by several names during the Civil War: soldier’s heart, irritable heart and effort syndrome among others. Although the syndrome was called by another name, the symptoms that Civil War soldiers experienced are recognizable in many combat veterans that have been... Read More    Back to Top



19th Annual Liberty University Civil War Seminar
March 27 - 29, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA

1865: The Final Days is the theme for this year's seminar. $20 for the Friday night banquet; all other sessions are FREE! Speakers include Dr. Steven Woodworth who will discuss the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. ... Read More    Back to Top



January 2015

"Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War" Book Talk
January 30, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was avoidable. Author and historian Lawrence M.... Read More    Back to Top



March 2015

Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Living History Village Begins
March 28, 2015 - Farmville, VA

The first event in two days of commemorative events.Living History Village inhabitants set up encampments in Riverside Park. Confederate and Union soldiers will erect their respective encampments and settle in for the evening. Visitors are welcome to come into the camp and learn what it’s like to... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Living History Village Comes Alive
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Begins the second day of commemorative events. Revelry is called and muster is taken. Encampments of Confederate and Union soldiers will start their day as they would have 150 years ago. Visitors are welcome to observe and interact as appropriate. (Conditions... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: The Skirmish of High Bridge
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

A prominent American Civil War historian and author will take visitors on a journey of the mind as he relates true stories of desperate actions by ordinary soldiers caught up in extraordinary circumstances. (Meet at River Road parking access.) (HBTSP... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Palm Sunday Service at Riverside Park
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Reenactors and visitors alike are invited to join in a Palm Sunday service at Riverside Park. Made possible by local... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Civil War General Smyth Walking Tour
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Stand near the location where General Thomas A. Smith, the last Union general to die in the American Civil War, fell from a sharpshooter’s bullet. (Meet on the High Bridge Trail at Osborne Road access. High Bridge Trail State Park... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Civil War Earthen Fort Tour
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Hear about the Gallant Creoles of the 43rd Louisiana Cannoneers who defended High Bridge and learn why the post became known as “Camp Paradise.” Meet at the southeastern fort on High Bridge Trail, a 1.7 mile walk east from River Road. (High Bridge Trail State Park... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Living History Village Demonstrations
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Enjoy demonstrations and representations of what life was like 150 years ago. Civil War medicine, hand gun readiness, rifle corps marksmanship; cavalry drills, and a cannon will be fired throughout the day. Women’s life will be represented, both the home life and the life of women who fought as... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Confederate Cemetery Interpretation and Graveside Services
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Cemetery opens to interpretation by local United Daughters of the Confederacy, aided by local Sons of Confederate Veterans. Burial re-enactments and graveside services will be demonstrated by a Civil War re-enactor preacher at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville, 1865-2015: Guided History Tour
March 29, 2015 - Farmville, VA

Tours begin at Riverside Park and will leave every fifteen minutes. The tours will take you to historically significant sites in Farmville and last 1 hour and 15 minutes. It will end uptown where the tour guide will show visitors where they can stop for other amenities in Farmville. Tours are... Read More    Back to Top



April 2015

Commemoration of the Fall of Richmond, April 1865
April 2 - 4, 2015 - Richmond, VA

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond--the capital of the Confederacy--finally fell. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African... Read More    Back to Top



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



Lynchburg Civil War Round Table Meeting
April 08, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA

Please join us at The Hill City House Grille for our April meeting, featuring Mr. Chris Kolakowski as the guest speaker. Mr. Kolakowski's presentation will be on the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee and its connection to the military MacArthur family. Social hour begins at 6pm followed by a... 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



The Story of John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond
April 9, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Dooley biographer Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss presents the fascinating story of John Dooley, father of James H. Dooley, and his. journey from Ireland to his successes as a well-liked business and civic leader in mid-19th century... 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, 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. 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



Civil War Encampment
April 18 - 19, 2015 - Amherst, VA

Civil War Encampment, April 18-19, 2015 on the lawn at ACMHS A Call for Civil War re-enactors for a weekend at The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society We invite Civil War living history individuals to attend the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in observation of the Sesquicentennial of... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Encampment
April 18 - 19, 2015 - Amherst, VA

Civil War Encampment, April 18-19, 2015 on the lawn at ACMHS The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society and the Amherst County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee will host a Civil War Encampment on the Museum’s grounds over the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015. The weekend will... 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, 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.... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
April 25, 2015 - Dumfries, VA

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



The Meaning of Freedom in the Aftermath of Slavery, 1865-1867
April 30, 2015 - Alexandria, VA

Univ. of MD professor Leslie Rowland discusses this topic, and her Freedmen and Southern Society Project, as well. $5 admission or $17 for all 4 lectures in the... Read More    Back to Top



May 2015

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
May 9, 2015 - Dumfries, VA

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



After the War Symposium: A One Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War
May 16, 2015 - Manassas, VA

This one day symposium will look into the end of the Civil War and the effects of the war on the nation. Topics include the surrender of the Confederate armies, Freedmen’s Bureau, women during Reconstruction, post war effects on soldiers and Civil War memory. Speakers will include Robert... Read More    Back to Top



The Art of Memorializing the Civil War
May 21, 2015 - Alexandria, VA

Director of Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site Susan Cumbey presents an overview of commemorative Civil War art, with selected examples ranging from sculptural monuments to cycloramas. $5 admission, or $17 for all 4 lectures in the... Read More    Back to Top



Confederate Memorial/Decoration Day Service
May 24, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA

Please join us for this annual Lynchburg tradition dating back to 1866 at Old City... Read More    Back to Top



Prince William County after the War
May 29, 2015 - Bristow, VA

With the last Confederate armies surrending in June 1865, the American Civil War was finally over and rebuilding could begin. Like other localities, Prince William County was devastated by the war and started the long road to recovery. While the war was over, new challenges appeared during the... Read More    Back to Top



William 'Extra Billy' Smith: The Governor's Odyssey
May 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



Hood's Texans in Prince William County
June 6, 2015 - Manassas, VA

Hailed as “Lee’s Grenadier Guard,” the famous Confederate fighting unit known to history as Hood’s Texas Brigade established a fighting record with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that was second to none. While most students of the Civil War are familiar with their exploits at places like... Read More    Back to Top



Remembering the Civil War
June 11, 2015 - Alexandria, VA

Purdue Univ. professor Caroline Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. $5 admission, or $17 for all 4 lectures in the... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
June 13, 2015 - Dumfries, VA

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



Juneteenth: Abolition in Prince William County
June 26, 2015 - Bristow, VA

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the creation of Juneteenth, join staff historians in an examination of the abolition movement in Prince William County. While the war eventually freed hundreds of enslaved people, there was a surprisingly strong abolitionist movement in the County prior... Read More    Back to Top



July 2015

Pringle House Hospital Weekend (Red Cross Blood Drive July 18)
July 18 - 19, 2015 - Manassas, VA

Join us at Ben Lomond as we commemorate the 154th anniversary of Ben Lomond being used as a Civil War hospital. Specialized tours include medical demonstrations, Civil War encampment, and special Civil War medical exhibit. On July 18th, an American Red Cross Blood Drive will also take place and... Read More    Back to Top



Basic Civil War Camp
July 20 - 24, 2015 - Bristow, VA

Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities include: “Enlist in Virginia’s Army,” “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?,” “Civil War Medicine,” and a field... Read More    Back to Top



"The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance"
July 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 the murder plots that were... Read More    Back to Top



Rhoda Fewell and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civil War Veterans
July 31, 2015 - Bristow, VA

After coming home from the Civil War, Rhoda Fewell had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Prone to violent outbursts, Fewell ultimarely shot and killed his sister's abductor in the Brentsville Jail. While the historical record is unclear if Fewell was a violent man before the war, he may have... Read More    Back to Top



August 2015

Basic Civil War Camp
August 10 - 14, 2015 - Manassas, VA

Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities include: “Enlist in Virginia’s Army,” “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?,” “Civil War Medicine,” and a field... Read More    Back to Top



Advanced Civil War Camp
August 17 - 21, 2015 - Bristow, VA

hildren will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life in other branches of the American Civil War to include Artillery, and Cavalry, have an opportunity to meet Generals R. E. Lee and James Longstreet. All will enlist for the week and will go on a field... Read More    Back to Top



"Escaping Detection: Women in the Civil War"
August 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



Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours
August 27, 2015 - Bristow, VA

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 153rd anniversary of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was... Read More    Back to Top



September 2015

Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 26, 2015 - Dumfries, VA

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



"Mathew Brady's Portraits of a Nation"
September 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 biography, Mathew... Read More    Back to Top



October 2015

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend and Luminary
October 10 - 11, 2015 - Bristow, VA

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 152nd 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. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 10, 2015 - Dumfries, VA

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



"Desertion during the Civil War"
October 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, 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 7 - 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, 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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