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



Board Wars
March 26 - November 30, 2015 - Richmond, VA

On view during the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, “Beard Wars” features local photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection. Family activities on April 4 (2:00... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Brownsburg
April 4 - November 24, 2015 - Brownsburg, VA

Large exhibit on Brownsburg, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, from secession to... Read More    Back to Top



Mending of a Nation: Making of a Nation: Freedom and Civil Rights in post-Civil War Danville
May 22 - August 2, 2015 - Danville, VA

Exhibit at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History on the effect the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution had on Danville--and the effect events in Danville had on Virginia--from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement. It will include information about the Danville Riot... Read More    Back to Top



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April 2015

Spoils of War, Symbols of Reunion
April 1 - 18, 2015 - Richmond, VA

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Library of Virginia will exhibit a selection of rare archival materials that Union soldiers plundered from the state Capitol's archives during the chaotic days following the fall of Richmond to Federal forces. These "liberated"... Read More    Back to Top



Christian Perspectives on Faith, Then and Now
April 1, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Explore the meaning of the end of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond through the lens of the faith community, then and now. Panelists include representatives from First Presbyterian Church, the American Civil War Museum, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hampden-Sydney College, and Richmond... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Redux Exhibit
April 1 - May 17, 2015 - Danville, VA

As part of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Schoolfield Gallery will feature "Civil War Redux" by Richmond photographer Willie Anne Wright. Beginning in 1987, when she chanced upon a reenactment in Richmond, Wright... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Exhibit
April 1 - 30, 2015 - Danville, VA

A special display on the first floor of the Danville Public Library throughout April as part of the library's sesquicentennial... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th: The Battle of Five Forks Real Time Tours
April 1, 2015 - Dinwiddie, VA

US Cavalry Advance and CS Response 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and US Infantry Advance and CS Infantry Response 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. First tour starts at Five Forks Visitor Center, 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, VA; second tour starts at horse parking lot on White Oak Road east of Five Forks... Read More    Back to Top



Faces of Five Forks
April 1, 2015 - Dinwiddie County, VA

National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



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



"So Foul and Fair a Day" – The Fall of Richmond
April 2, 2015 - Richmond, VA

April 2, 1865, dawned bright and beautiful, but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Confederate President Jefferson Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us as we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal... Read More    Back to Top



"Such a spectacle was presented as can never be forgotten" -- The Burning of Richmond
April 2, 2015 - Richmond, VA

A unique illumination of Richmond’s downtown cityscape will represent the evacuation fires with projected images on modern buildings. Special lantern tours will lead visitors through the heart of historic burned district and living history interpreters stationed along the tour route will share... Read More    Back to Top



Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Evacuation
April 2, 2015 - Richmond, VA

The decisions made (and not made) by Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the afternoon of April 2, 1865, changed Richmond forever. Exactly 150 years later, this 1.5-hour tour will trace the places he went and the decisions he made just prior to the evacuation of Richmond. This tour will cover... Read More    Back to Top



Dril Drill and More Drill
April 2 - 7, 2015 - Rice, VA

Would you like to learn what a soldier learned during Civil War days? Want to figure out the differences in the troops? Maybe you would like to be able to talk to passing ships or people really far away? You can learn many of these skills during our "Drill Drill and More Drill" at Sailor's Creek!... Read More    Back to Top



Richmond Burning
April 2, 2015 - Richmond, VA

The fall of Confederate Richmond, the Great Evacuation Fire, slavery's end, Union occupation, and Lincoln's improbable visit – all compressed into April 2-4, 1865 – made those days the most tumultuous in our city's history. In this discussion with Dr. Nelson Lankford, retired Vice President for... Read More    Back to Top



"A Scene of Indescribable Confusion" (living history public theatre)
April 2, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Small teams of living history interpreters will appear at historically significant sites in the city depicting what was happening in that place at that time 150 years earlier. On Thursday, April 2, passersby may hear stories from evacuating Confederates, civilians caught in the maelstrom, or... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th: Breakthrough Real Time Tour
April 2, 2015 - Dinwiddie County, VA

National Park Service event. No reservations needed. Dress for weather and bring a... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150th: Breakthrough: Ft. Mahone Commemorative Ceremony
April 2, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



Breakthrough: Battle of Ft. Gregg Commemorative Ceremony
April 2, 2015 - Dinwiddie, VA

A National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



"The World Turned Upside Down" (living history public theatre)
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Small teams of living history interpreters will appear at historically significant sites in the city depicting what was happening in that place at that time 150 years earlier. On Friday, passersby may hear stories from newly arrived United States Colored Troops, pro-Confederate citizens, refugees... Read More    Back to Top



The USCT Legacy of National Redemption and Democracy
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

As soldiers of African descent, they transformed the Civil War for reunion into a war for liberation. As Civil War veterans they redeemed the nation's founding Declaration and transformed the Constitution. In his lecture, Asa Gordon, Secretary General of the Sons & Daughters of United States... Read More    Back to Top



Mission Accomplished: The Union Capture of Richmond
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

On April 3, 1865, the seemingly impossible happened to the Federal troops before Richmond – the capture of the Confederate capital. This tour along city streets explores the adventures, thoughts, and reactions of those Union soldiers as they grasped – after four years of blood, toil, and hardship –... Read More    Back to Top



After the Fall: A Photographic Tour of Capitol Square, 1865
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

More than 40 photographs were made in and around Richmond's Capitol Square in 1865. This walking tour will provide a then-and-now view of the Square, examining what the photographers saw, and what they wanted to show the Northern public. This tour will cover approximately half a mile. Meet at the... Read More    Back to Top



"A Sight That None Will Ever Forget" -- The Union Army's Advance into Richmond
April 3, 2015 - Henrico, VA

Beginning at the Union positions at Fort Harrison, this tour will follow the route of the Union army’s march into Richmond in the morning hours of April 3, 1865, exactly 150 years later. Stopping at key landmarks, the tour will review the movement of the army, including United States Colored... Read More    Back to Top



Self Determination (Emancipation Day)
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Dance, music, film, rituals and declarations of liberation. Standing on the shoulders of our African Ancestors, we are speaking our truth. This is an honest acknowledgement of the history that affects us all. Africans enslaved in America had names. They had spirit, they had intellect, they had... Read More    Back to Top



Masters of All They Surveyed: The Federal Occupation of Richmond
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Once past the excitement of capturing the Confederate capital, the United States Army quickly realized it faced another challenge – the responsibility of occupying and administering a major Southern city. This walking tour explores the challenges, reactions, and thoughts of the Federal troops as... Read More    Back to Top



A Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

On April 3, 1865, Major General Godfrey Weitzel marched his troops into Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, capturing the city for the Union and precipitating the eventual collapse of the Southern states’ rebellion. Author G. William Quatman explores the fall of Richmond from Weitzel’s... Read More    Back to Top



"Confusion Worse Confounded Reigned" – The Civilians' Experience
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

This tour will review the diversity and complexity of experiences, emotions, and reactions among Richmond's civilian population – white and black, male and female, enslaved and free – during the climactic first two weeks of April 1865. Starting with the chaotic evacuation and the dramatic burning... Read More    Back to Top



Davis and Lincoln: A Themed Tour of the White House of the Confederacy
April 3, 2015 - Richmond, VA

What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy – but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands, and fathers. Come walk where they walked... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln in Petersburg Bus Tour
April 3, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

National Park Service event. Reservations needed. Call (804) 732-3531 x206. Cost is... Read More    Back to Top



US Generals ACW 150th Commemorative Ceremony
April 4, 2015 - Rice, VA

There will be multiple events on Sat., April 4, to honor the soldiers that fought at Sailor's Creek. Come learn and experience the history firsthand! This is the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the battle fought at Sailor's Creek. At this event you will truly learn more about what makes... Read More    Back to Top



Tours of Danville's Civil War Cemeteries
April 04 - 18, 2015 - Danville, VA

Cemetery tours of the National Civil War Cemetery and Green Hills Cemetery will take place at various times through April 18, 2015. Tours for the general public and youth classroom tours will be available. Group reservations can be made by calling the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at... Read More    Back to Top



Richmond's Journey . . . from the end of slavery and the Civil War to today
April 4, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Ongoing in Capitol Square during the day. "Pop-Up" Museum, Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, living history interpreters, speakers tent, community tent commemorating Emancipation and involving visitors in persona oral history projects, song and storytelling, family programs, tours, and much... Read More    Back to Top



The Future Is Now
April 4, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Each moment in time has prepared us for now. Come one, come all to be united in reflection and celebration. The world class world music, dance, imagery, and ceremony we deserve will elevate us all together. Feel good inside and out! Enjoy good food, good drink, and artful shopping. Your entire... Read More    Back to Top



Ceremony to Commemorate Richmond's Journey from the End of Slavery and the Civil War to Today
April 4, 2015 - Richmond, VA

Now, 150 years after the end of slavery and the Civil War, the Virginia Union University Choir, Governor Terry McAuliffe, and others will join together to remember the sacrifices of those who came before us and to recognize our own responsibility to protect and foster freedom, opportunity, and... Read More    Back to Top



Arlington House: 150th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox
April 4, 2015 - Fort Myer, VA

First of two days commemorating the surrender at Appomattox. Music, dancing, and special walking tours to Arlington House and the graves of Union officers. Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial) is a unit of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and is the most visited historic house in the... Read More    Back to Top



Commemorative Dinner
April 4, 2015 - Danville, VA

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will host a dinner commemorating the end of the Civil War and Danville's role in the final days of the Confederacy. Guest of honor will be Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-great grandson of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Cocktails at 5:00 PM,... Read More    Back to Top



The Flight to Freedom: The Life of Jefferson Davis from a Descendant's Viewpoint
April 4, 2015 - Danville, VA

Bertram Hayes-Davis--great-great grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis--will present "The Life of Jefferson Davis from a Descendant's Viewpoint" at Averett University's Pritchett Auditorium on Mountain View Avenue, Danville. For more information, call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts &... Read More    Back to Top



Sesquicentennial Old South Ball and Concert
April 4, 2015 - Danville, VA

Concert from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM features the popular 2nd South Carolina String Band recreating American popular music of the 1800s, with authentic instruments and period costumes. Ball from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Cash bar. Heavy hors d'oeuvres featuring shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln at City Point
April 4, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

Presentation on the nearly two weeks President Lincoln spent at City Point from late March to early April 1865. Presented by the National Park... Read More    Back to Top



Spring Book Review: Civil War 150th
April 7, 2015 - Danville, VA

At the Danville Public Library. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, reviewed by Fred Motley. Refreshments will be served at noon, and reviews begin at 12:30. Adults. Join us each Tuesday in April. Reviews of four books are... 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 8, 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



Movie Day at Danville Public Library
April 8, 2015 - Danville, VA

Civil War-themed films all day, free to the public. At 10:00 AM: "Cold Mountain." At 1:00 PM: "Glory." At 3:00 PM: "The General" (silent... 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



Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox
April 9, 2015 - Richmond, VA

On April 9, 2015, the nation will observe the 150th anniversary of the surrender meeting between Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, which effectively marked the end of the Civil War. As part of this observance, the National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



John Milleker Photography
April 09 - 12, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Event is included with admission to Museum of Confederacy-Appomattox. John Milleker Photography will be on site demonstrating the Wet Plate Collodion process along with discussing photography during the Civil War. Portrait sittings will also be offered; have your likeness made on glass or metal... Read More    Back to Top



Arlington House: 150th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox
April 9, 2015 - Fort Myer, VA

For a second day, Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox. There will be a performance of the nation's preeminent Civil War-era brass band, the Federal City Brass Band. The Arlington House historical site is based inside... Read More    Back to Top



Lost Confederate Gold
April 9, 2015 - Danville, VA

Guest speaker Larry Aaron will present "Lost Confederate Gold." Children can join by searching the library for hidden treasure. Admission... Read More    Back to Top



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

Free admission. This ceremonial program invites us to think about emancipation as an outcome of the war. Unlike the theoretical ideas that inspired the Emancipation Proclamation, Lee's surrender led to Emancipation Realized. There will be a choir singing for about 20 minutes leading up to the... 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. Admission fees apply. 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



Guest Speaker/Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Historian, at Appomattox County High School
April 10 - 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Free admission, donations appreciated. 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 commission. Presented by the Appomattox 1865... Read More    Back to Top



Cavalry and Horse Artillery Encampment at Museum of the Confederacy
April 10 - 10, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Event is included with admission to Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. 2nd Virginia 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



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



"Forgotten Fourteen" Slide Show at Carver-Price Legacy Museum
April 11 - 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Free admission. The "Forgotten Fourteen" slide show is being shown as part of the program presented by the United States Colored Troops Living History Association and the Carver-Price Legacy Museum. Questions and answers will be provided by the... Read More    Back to Top



United States Colored Troops Encampment at Carver-Price Legacy Museum
April 11 - 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Free admission. The Carver-Price Legacy Museum invites the public to the Living History Encampment presented by the United States Colored Troops Living History Association on April 11, 2015, at the... Read More    Back to Top



General Grant Meets with Staff Officers at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11 - 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Three-day event; one all-access ticket, $25 in advance, $35 at the gate. Reservations not needed. Event located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via Route 26 (Oakville Road). Presented by the Appomattox Historical Society. For more... Read More    Back to Top



Outdoor Movie Showing of "April 1865" at Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce
April 11 - 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Admission fee applies. Three-day event; one all-access ticket, $25 in advance, $35 at the gate. Reservations not needed. Join us for an outdoor showing of "April 1865" presented courtesy of A+E Networks. Event is located in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce and is accessible only via... Read More    Back to Top



A Civil War Portrait
April 11, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Conductor Luke Frazier directs the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and more than 100 singers from across the region in an original pops concert at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Created to coincide with the sesquicentennial anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General... Read More    Back to Top



Movie Presentation--"The Spy Within"
April 11 - 11, 2015 - Appomattox, VA

Free admission. The movie "The Spy Within" is being shown as part of the program presented by the United States Colored Troops Living History Association and the Carver-Price Legacy Museum on April 11, 2015, at the... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War-Era Crafts for Children
April 11, 2015 - Danville, VA

At the Danville Public Library. Children will be introduced to crafts from the 1800s. Admission... 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



Music in the Life of President Lincoln
April 12, 2015 - Annandale , VA

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and discover what Lincoln’s musical preferences and experiences reveal about this extraordinary leader. Program takes place at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Program Highlights... Read More    Back to Top



The Faces of the 2014 Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Reenactment
April 17 - May 12, 2015 - Pulaski, VA

The Pulaski County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee presents a gallery exhibit, "The Faces of the 2014 Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Reenactment" at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, Pulaski, Virginia. The exhibit includes photographs from the 2014, 150th anniversary reenactment 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 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



Trolley Tours of Danville Civil War Site
April 18 - 18, 2015 - Danville, VA

Trolley tours of Danville's Civil War sites will be available on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The guided tours will last approximately one and one-half hours, starting at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the museum. Group reservations can be made by... Read More    Back to Top



History on the Lawn
April 18 - 18, 2015 - Danville, VA

"History on the Lawn" is an annual reenactor camp-out on the grounds of the Danville Museum. On April 18, 2015, camp life and demonstrations will bring Civil War history to life in Danville. This year, the procession of President Jefferson Davis to the Southern Mansion will be recreated. This is... Read More    Back to Top



Reenactment of the Arrival of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Danville
April 18, 2015 - Danville, VA

Line the recreated route from the train station to the Sutherlin Mansion as the procession carries Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the train station to the Sutherlin Mansion along Craghead, Loyal, South Ridge, and Main streets. Part of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History's... Read More    Back to Top



From Slavery to Freedom
April 18, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Travel to the location where slaves and slave owners walked the streets of Petersburg. Learn about the issues facing these citizens as the Civil War came to an end in 1865. Tour departs from Eastern Front Visitor Center. Presented by National Park... 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



"Whatever Happened To? The Post-War Lives of the Civil War's Most Notable Figures
April 23, 2015 - Lakeside Drive, VA

A free lecture open to the public by Virginia Tech Civil War historian Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr. to be presented in the Snidow Chapel on the campus of Lynchburg College.... Read More    Back to Top



Rising from the Ashes of War
April 24 - 25, 2015 - Roanoke, VA

You know the war, but what happened to the men after they went home? April 24-25, 2015, the Roanoke Civil War Round Table will hold a seminar at Hollins University discussing just that. "Rising from the Ashes of War" features outstanding authorities on Civil War history addressing such topics as... Read More    Back to Top



150th Commemoration of the End of the Civil War and Capture of Lincoln's Assassin
April 24 - 26, 2015 - Ruther Glen, VA

Caroline County, Virginia, welcomes you to our 150th Commemoration of the end of the American Civil War and the capture of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln. In cooperation with the Town of Bowling Green, the Town of Port Royal, Fort A. P. Hill, the Virginia HistoryMobile, and Belle... 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... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Letters
April 30, 2015 - Danville, VA

The Danville Historical Society invites you to attend a dramatic reading of letters from Pittsylvania County soldier Joseph Payne to his wife, Delphia, at home. Payne's letters reveal his war observations and longing to return home. Reading takes place at the main branch of the Danville Public... Read More    Back to Top



May 2015

"The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain" Premiere
May 09 - 09, 2015 - Pulaski, VA

The Pulaski County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee is premiering "The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain," a documentary film by Gary J. Cox, in the Pulaski Theatre at 7:00 PM on May 9, 2015. The Sugar Run Band will play before the film at 6:00 PM. This date is the 151st year since the May 9, 1864... Read More    Back to Top



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



"The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain" Matinee Showing
May 10 - 10, 2015 - Pulaski, VA

The Pulaski County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee will have a matinee showing of the documentary film "The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain," by Gary J. Cox, in the Pulaski Theatre at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Sugar Run Band will play before the film at 2:00 PM. This is the 151st year... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Letters
May 14 - 16, 2015 - Danville, VA

An original play, "Civil War Letters," is being developed by Dr. Fred Motley dramatizing the life of Civil War women, to be performed during May 14-16, 2015. The vignettes are based on actual letters, bringing the struggles of these war-torn women to the stage. Groups interested in reserving... Read More    Back to Top



Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
May 16 - 17, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... 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



151st Anniversary of the Action at Wilson's Wharf
May 16 - 17, 2015 - Charles City, VA

On Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, Fort Pocahontas at Wilson's Wharf will come alive through Civil War living history, civilian presentations, guided fort tours and a battle reenactment of the May 24, 1864, action at Wilson's Wharf. On Saturday and Sunday, historian William Potter will speak... Read More    Back to Top



USCTs at the Siege of Petersburg
May 16, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Travel to the locations where African American soldiers fighting for the Union army served during the siege and learn of their contributions to the Union victory. Tour departs from Eastern Front Visitor Center. Presented by National Park... Read More    Back to Top



"Soldiers in Gray" musical play
May 16 - 16, 2015 - Mathews Courthouse, VA

"Soldiers in Gray" is a musical journey, one man play about the Confederate soldiers, before, during and after the war. It is written from original letters, diaries, and journals. It is heartwarming and very moving. Free and refreshments will be served. The play will take place in Westville... 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... Read More    Back to Top



"...a perfect waste": Destruction and Reconstruction of the Land and People
May 23, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

This caravan tour explores the impact of the Civil War on people and landscapes. Tour starts at City Ppint and will end at the Crater Battlefield in the Eastern Front. Presented by National Park... Read More    Back to Top



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

Please join us for this annual tradition held since 1866 in Lynchburg's Old City... Read More    Back to Top



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

Please join us for this wreath-laying ceremony at Lynchburg's historic Presbyterian Cemetery honoring the service of Confederate veterans. Lynchburg generals Robert E. Rodes and Samuel Garland Jr. are among the many Confederate soldiers buried here along with many members of Lynchburg's famed 11th... 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



Sacred Ground: A History of Our National Cemeteries
May 24 - 25, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Talks at Poplar Grove National Cemetery will be on the history of America's military cemeteries 150 years after the end of the Civil War. Presented by National Park... 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



Corlings Corner
June 12, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Visit the area in Petersburg to learn about how human beings were bought, sold, and rented as domestics and laborers. Presented by the National Park... 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



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... Read More    Back to Top



Union Assaults: Prelude to the Crater
June 18, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

A National Park Service tour. Meet at Tour Stop #7 Eastern Front on Siege... Read More    Back to Top



Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
June 20 - 21, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... Read More    Back to Top



Juneteenth at City Point
June 20, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

The Washington Cultural Foundation, Petersburg National Battlefield, and the City of Hopewell present the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. The Juneteenth National Freedom Celebration in America event begins at 10:00 AM with a Libation ceremony on the James River Waterfront in the historic City... Read More    Back to Top



Marble Men
June 20, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

A Ranger-led tour of Poplar Grove National Cemetery exploring the stories of the men who made the ultimate... 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



The Pegrams Lost at Petersburg
June 29, 2015 - Dinwiddie, VA

The Pegram family lived outside Petersburg and paid dearly as their sons John and William lost their lives amid the fighting of the siege. Learn about their lives and contributions to the Confederate cause. Presented by the National Park... Read More    Back to Top



July 2015

Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
July 18 - 19, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... Read More    Back to Top



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



Battle of the Crater: Living History
July 25, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Living history programs and ranger-led walks will be provided throughout the day. Presented by the National Park... Read More    Back to Top



Remember the Glorious Dead: The Battle of the Crater
July 30, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

A special event commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of the Crater, this walking tour will allow participants to learn the story of this encounter and view memorial plaques and stones in Blandford Church and Cemetery. Admission is free. This partnership event is sponsored by the City of... 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

The Lives of Petersburg's Enslaved and Free Black People
August 1, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

This tour will highlight the role of slaves and slavery in Petersburg's commerce and highlight the lives of free blacks. Visitors can expect to see buildings that showcase the architecture of urban slavery. The tours are free, but each of the two tours is limited to 20 people and visitors will need... Read More    Back to Top



From Slavery to Freedom
August 8, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Travel to the location where slaves and slave owners walked the streets of Petersburg. Learn about the issues facing these citizens as the Civil War came to an end in 1865. Presented by the National Park... Read More    Back to Top



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



Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
August 15 - 16, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... Read More    Back to Top



Decorating from the Grand Tour: The Eppes' Art Collection
August 15, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

This program explores the art collection of the Eppes family at City Point. The program is free and takes place at Grant's Headquarters at City Point (1001 Pecan Avenue, Hopewell, Virginia). Visitors will get a chance to hear about the items that the Eppeses bought in Europe; and they also will get... 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



The Fight for the Weldon Railroad
August 18, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Rangers presentation on Grant's Fifth Offensive of the siege of... 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



Winchester-Frederick County-Clarke County Civil War Weekend
August 22 - 23, 2015 - Winchester, VA

Civil War Weekend is a special annual event that offers rare opportunities to see many sites as they may have looked at the time of the war. This year, Civil War sites throughout the Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County area will once again join together to provide unique opportunities to... 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



Concert at City Point
August 28, 2015 - Hopewell, VA

Bring a chair and relax (or march!) while listening to the 392nd Army Band from Ft.... Read More    Back to Top



September 2015

Petersburg's Patients and Prisoners Part 2
September 5, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

This 2-hour driving tour will cover sites associated with Petersburg's Civil War hospitals and prisoner of war sites. Participants will follow the ranger in their vehicles. For anyone who went on the tour offered in 2014, there will be different sites on this tour. The tours are free; but, due to... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile 2015: Queen St. Baptist Church 150th Anniversary
- Hampton, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile 2015: Field Day of the Past
- Rockville, VA

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September 2015

Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
September 19 - 20, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... Read More    Back to Top



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



The Forgotten Fourteen
September 26, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

African American infantrymen fighting for the United States in the Civil War earned sixteen Medals of Honor. Fourteen of these medals were earned during the siege at the Battle of New Market Heights. Discover what these men achieved, their lives after the war, and how they are remembered today.... 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



Battle of Peebles' Farm
September 29, 2015 - Dinwiddie, VA

Ranger's presentation on Grant's Fifth Offensive of the siege of... Read More    Back to Top



October 2015

Hard Liquor and Women
October 3, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

A one-hour walking tour and living history event will begin at 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 Confederate... Read More    Back to Top



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



Living History Encampment at Sailor's Creek Battlefield
October 17 - 18, 2015 - Rice, VA

Experience the life of a Civil War infantry soldier on the march on an actual battlefield! Soldiers will be camped during regular office hours, and will present interactive activities that soldiers actually performed, including cooking, drill, and entertainment. Shooting demonstrations will also... Read More    Back to Top



United States Colored Troops in Winter Camp
October 17, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

Learn about the lives of United States Colored Troops and how they spent their time in camp during the winter months. Presented by the National Park... 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



Confederate Countermines
November 14, 2015 - Petersburg, VA

This walking tour will allow visitors to see where Confederates countermined beyond the Crater battlefield. This tour requires reservations and is limited to 20 participants. Participants will have to ford a creek and climb some rugged, hilly terrain with no real trails. Appropriate waterproof... Read More    Back to Top



Thanksgiving in the Trenches
November 21, 2015 - 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



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



 

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