Virginia Civil War 150
 
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The Statewide Calendar of Events is provided for informational purposes, compiled from information submitted by local sesquicentennial committees. The listing of an event is not an endorsement of the program by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.

2014 - March | April | May | June | July
August | September | October | November | December

Ongoing Exhibits    Ongoing Exhibits

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



Trouble Dont Las Always, Ongoing at the Legacy Museum
February 1, 2013 - May 30, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Exhibition at the Legacy Museum in Lynchburg - Trouble Don't Las' Always: African American Life in Central Virginia During and After the Civil War, 1860-1890. On display till May 30,... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



The Civil War in Virginia, Waging War, National Museum of the Marine Corps
January 18, 2014 - June 29, 2014 - Triangle, VA

The experience of the Virginia battlefront is emphasized in An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia Waging War. Traveling to eight Virginia museums between 2011 and 2015, this 1,500 square foot gallery exhibition features more than 100 objects and nine state-of-the-art audiovisual... Read More    Back to Top



Events

April 2014

"Books on Broad" featuring Larrie D. Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth
April 2, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Naval architect, engineer, and professor Larrie D. Ferreiro discusses his book Measure of the Earth, which explores the story of 18th-century scientists who traversed the Andes Mountains to calculate the shape of the earth. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book... Read More    Back to Top



Facing the Past, Freeing the Future: Slavery's Legacy, Freedom's Promise
April 3 - 5, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

The symposium consists of two days (Friday and Saturday) of presentations and panel discussions held at Randolph College in Lynchburg, with a prelude conference presentation delivered on Thursday evening by Henry Wiencek. Highlights of the symposium include a one-person historical monologue, a... Read More    Back to Top



18th Annual Liberty University Civil War Seminar: "1864, A Very Bloody Affair"
April 04 - 05, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr. highlights this year's seminar by delivering the keynote address "How The Civil War Still Lives" at the dinner banquet on Friday from 6:30-9:00 PM. Seminar continues on Saturday from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. Dr. Robertson will deliver a second lecture on Saturday titled... Read More    Back to Top



Brownsburg Museum Opening
April 05, 2014 - Brownsburg, VA

“Civil War Brownsburg: A Community’s Civil War Story” opens for its 2nd Season, April 5th. Discover the compelling stories of how the war impacted the everyday life of Brownsburg’s local citizens. Inspiring accounts of how brave individuals and families pulled together to survive war-torn... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Huger
April 5, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
April 05, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



BOOK LAUNCH WITH LynDee Walker | Small Town Spins
April 08 - 08, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM Place: Conference Rooms, Free Join us for LynDee Walker's release of Small Town Spins, her third book in the Headlines in High Heels mystery series. When a famous athlete's son turns up dead in a small town on the Virginia coast, Nichelle... Read More    Back to Top



The Civil War Seen Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists Thomas Nast and Adabert Volck
April 8 - June 27, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center will host this traveling exhibition from the German-American Heritage Museum, Washington, DC. German-American soldiers played a critical role in the outcome of the Civil War. Equally important was the work of two German-American... Read More    Back to Top



BOOK LAUNCH WITH LynDee Walker | Small Town Spins
April 08 - 08, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM Place: Conference Rooms, Free Join us for LynDee Walker's release of Small Town Spins, her third book in the Headlines in High Heels mystery series. When a famous athlete's son turns up dead in a small town on the Virginia coast, Nichelle... Read More    Back to Top



Red River Campaign Civil War Conversation
April 09 - 09, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Join Charles Pearson, a local archaeologist as he shares his research and investigations of historic shipwrecks. In 1995 he directed a study that led to the discovery and excavation of the ironclad gunboat USS Eastport on the Red River in Louisiana. The Eastport was lost during the Red River... Read More    Back to Top



Red River Campaign, Civil War Conversation
April 9, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Book Talk with Steve Bassett, Sing LOUD: Memoir of a Life in Music
April 10, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Co-author of the unofficial state song of Virginia, Steve Bassett shares tales of his 50 years in the music business. His book Sing LOUD: Memoir of a Life in Music relays his experiences as a recording artist, jingle singer, record producer, and songwriter. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM,... Read More    Back to Top



The Long Road Home - Sailor's Creek - Civil War Re-enactment and Living History
April 11 - 13, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Living history programs,sutlers,civil war period musicians,cannon firing demontrations, and a Civil War Re-enactment - "The Long Road Home - Sailor's... Read More    Back to Top



Ben Lomond Civil War Encampment
April 11 - 13, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Join living historians as they interpret the life of Confederate soldiers from 3rd Regiment ANV. This event will allow visitors a unique glimpse into a camp setting where they can watch soldiers, conduct picket duty, drill, and learn the school of the... Read More    Back to Top



The 1864 Winter Encampment: Armies of the North and South
April 11 - 12, 2014 - Culpeper, VA

Two-day bus tour led by Clark (Bud) Hall considered to be the premier authority on the Winter... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
April 12, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Richmond Civil War and Emancipation Day
April 12, 2014 - Richmond, VA

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Hanover Tavern Bus Tour: Following in the Footsteps of the Union Army: North Anna to Cold Harbor
April 12 - 12, 2014 - Hanover, VA

Join us on a guided tour from Hanover Tavern as we retrace the path of the Union army after the May 1864 engagement at North Anna. When General Grant left the North Anna River 150 years ago this spring, he moved the Union army to the east, through King William County and back into Hanover. Our... Read More    Back to Top



11th Annual Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography
April 12, 2014 - Richmond, VA

The 2014 Alan M. & Natalie Voorhees Lecture of the History of Cartography features speakers Dr. Maury Klein and William C. Wooldridge discussing Virginia, Maps and Railroads. This event includes a special one–day exhibition of maps relating to the talks from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and... Read More    Back to Top



Confederate States Marine Corps and James River Squadron Encampment on Museum grounds
April 12, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Historical reenactors portraying Confederate sailors and marines will be on hand throughout the weekend to interact with visitors and demonstrate the daily routines of these... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Music Concert
April 13, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

The Lynchburg College Chamber Choir, led by Dr. Jong Kim, will perform a selection of songs popular during the 1860s. Concert will take place in the Cemetery Chapel. Free... Read More    Back to Top



Animals in the Civil War
April 15, 2014 - Richmond, VA

For ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Explore the important role of animals in the Civil War. Listen to stories and see wonderful photographs of the animals that joined soldiers and those who stayed behind at home. Some may just surprise you! 10-11... Read More    Back to Top



Special Program: A Spy for the Union
April 16, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a Union spy during the Civil War, began his career as a policeman. As a spy he traveled to Richmond many times during the war and worked with General McClellan when his troops were stationed near Winchester. He was betrayed and became the first spy to be... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Brunswick Springfest
April 17-19, 2014 - Brunswick, VA

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Before the Crash Came: Mary Chesnut’s Last Months in Richmond, January-April 1864-Brown Bag Lunch Talk
April 18 - 18, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



USCT Union Encampment
April 18 - 19, 2014 - Bristow, VA

In 1864 soldiers returned to Bristoe Station. Instead of a battle, these Union troops instead encamped here for most of the winter and early spring. By May, soldiers and supplies traveled south along the railroad to the front lines. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of these important... Read More    Back to Top



A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster
April 19 - 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. Webster went on to serve the United States... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Richmond 1865, A Virtual Tour
April 24, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Museum Director of Operations Eric App will give attendees a virtual tour of 1865 Richmond. Using Google's SketchUp software along with period maps, photographs and insurance policies, App has created a stunning virtual replica of the city that brings historical events alive like never... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Richmond 1865 - A Virtual Tour
April 24 - 24, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Museum Director of Operations Eric App will give attendees a virtual tour of 1865 Richmond. Using Google's SketchUp software along with period maps, photographs and insurance policies, App has created a stunning virtual replica of the city that brings historical events alive like never... Read More    Back to Top



1864: The Year of the Burning
April 24 - 24, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

1864 The Year of the Burning Exhibit Opening for the Warren Heritage Society's annual feature exhibit. Exhibit will feature information and artifacts on the Civil War in Warren County and the Valley during 1864. A Special Exhibit for the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War: 1864-2014.... Read More    Back to Top



150th Anniversary of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign
April 25 - 27, 2014 - Moseley, VA

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign is one of the most under-studied and least known campaigns in the American Civil War. For the better part of a month, troops under the command of Major General P.G.T. Beauregard thwarted attempts by the men of the Army of the James, under Major General Benjamin Butler,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, 150th Anniversary Battle of Trevilian Station
April 25-26, 2014 - Louisa, VA

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Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
April 26, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



The Cavalry Comes to Brentsville
April 26, 2014 - Bristow , VA

In 1861, Brentsville served as the muster location for the Prince William Cavalry as they went off to fight in the Civil War. Join living historians as they portray cavalry units from the Civil War. Drills, firing demos and tours... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Day
April 26, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Civil War Day at the Historic Blenheim Estate features an array of activities highlighting the American Civil War. The event includes period music, living history encampments and demonstrations, children's activities, tours of the Blenheim house and grounds, as well as talks in the... Read More    Back to Top



Remember and Rejoice
April 28, 2014 - Norfolk, VA

The I. Sherman Green Chorale, the Diehn Chorale of Old Dominion University, the Schola Cantorum and the Eastern Virginia Brass join their talents for "Remember and Rejoice," the Sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War with a World Premiere work by Adolphus Hailstork. The massive choral and... Read More    Back to Top



No Turning Back: An Overview of the Overland Campaign
April 29, 2014 - Varina, VA

NPS ranger program at Henrico County's Varina Library, 2001 Library Road, Varina,... Read More    Back to Top



Virginia's Civil War Landscape at the Sesquicentennial - Contemporary Battlefield Conservation andManagement Strategies
April 30 - May 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will present an in-depth seminar on the preservation of Civil War battlefield lands on April 30th and May 1st, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. This 2-day symposium will include lectures and workshops related to battlefield stewardship and protection.... Read More    Back to Top



May 2014

Heritage Day
May 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA

HERITAGE DAY Thursday, May 1, 2014 Time: 5:00–7:30 PM Place: Conference Rooms, FREE The Library of Virginia will host a Heritage Day during National Preservation Week to highlight the importance of preserving Virginia history. A special one-day exhibition of items conserved through the Adopt... Read More    Back to Top



150th Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse
May 1 - 4, 2014 - Spotsylvania, VA

Experience the Civil War at 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Living History Weekend on ground that was part of the battlefield at Spotsylvania. May 1, Evening With the Generals, ticketed event, includes dinner, dancing and conversation with the generals; May 2,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Battle of Spotsylvania 150th
- Spotsylvania, VA

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Tour of Fort Huger
May 3, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
May 3, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness Commemoration Events in Orange County
May 03 - 07, 2014 - Orange County, VA

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Victorian Tea
May 04 - 04, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

oin Appomattox Site Director Linda Lipscomb for a program on Victorian Tea. Attendees will learn about the types of tea, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea was introduced to England and the United States. Scones, cookies, and breads will be provided with the tea.... Read More    Back to Top



Victorian Tea
May 4, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Join Appomattox Site Director Linda Lipscomb for a program on Victorian Tea. Attendees will learn about the types of tea, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea was introduced to England and the United States. Scones, cookies, and breads will be provided with the tea.... Read More    Back to Top



The Spring of 1864: A Season of Hope for the United States and the Confederacy
May 07, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society with University of Virginia Professor of History Gary Gallagher; sponsored by Richmond National Battlefield... Read More    Back to Top



The Battle of the Wilderness: with Edwin C. Bearss
May 09 - 09, 2014 - Hanover, VA

Join legendary National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss at historic Hanover Tavern for this special Sesquicentennial lecture about the battle that kicked off the Overland Campaign. Reservations are... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Martinsburg Heritage Day
May 9-10, 2014 - Martinsburg, VA

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A Dinner with J.E.B. Stuart
May 9, 2014 - Glen Allen, VA

For ages 12+. Come eat a historically authentic dinner set in 1864 Richmond while listening to period music. Special guest of the night will feature Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart who will share with you the current state of wartime Richmond. Dinner is a partner program with the Henrico... Read More    Back to Top



Muster on the Maury, Living History in the Valley of Virginia
May 09 - 11, 2014 - Buena Vista, VA

Step back into the 1860's and visit the Civil War living history encampment on the grounds of the historic Paxton House in Buena Vista, Virginia. Witness formation and weapons instruction, tactical camp drills, living history demonstrations and much more. Tentative plans include tours of the Paxton... Read More    Back to Top



Medicine in the Civil War
May 10 - 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Medical practices changed dramatically throughout the Civil War. Everything from amputations to allowing women as nurses in hospitals was affected. Bill McDermott, volunteer at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and long time student of the Civil War, will discuss how these changes impacted... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War-The Yankees Are Coming!
May 10, 2014 - Glen Allen, VA

On May 10, 1863, Federal troops were mere miles away from Meadow Farm. Tours of the farm will include information on how the Sheppard family reacted. Also visit a re-created field hospital down the street at Walkerton Tavern! Tour is part of the Yellow Tavern sesquicentennial weekend. 1-3:30... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
May 10, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



Fort Nonsense Dedication and Opening
May 10 - 10, 2014 - Mathews County, VA

Grand opening Confederate Fort Nonsense,welcoming remarks by local officials, period music & dancing, artillery demonstrations & infantry drill & maneuvers, numerous... Read More    Back to Top



Yellow Tavern Bus Tour, Civil War Bus Tour Series
May 11, 2014 - Richmond, VA

For ages 12+. Come see and hear about this all important cavalry engagement just north of the City of Richmond where General Stuart made his last stand. Tour is part of the Yellow Tavern sesquicentennial weekend. Tour will take you on the route Sheridan and his raiders traveled on the way to the... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of the Wilderness Civil War Conversation
May 14 - 14, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of the Wilderness - Civil War Conversation
May 14, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



North-South Skirmish Association National Competition
May 14 - 18, 2014 - Winchester, VA

N-SSA commemorates the heroism of the men, of both sides, who fought in the American Civil War. SpringNationals are held at Ft. Shenandoah, located on several hundred acres outside Winchester. Come see men and women in period clothing and live firing of Civil War firearms and artillery. Activities... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Bill Lohmann and Bob Brown
May 14, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Bill Lohmann and photographer Bob Brown have traveled around Virginia for many years. Back Roads: People, Places and Pie from Around Virginia features a collection of Brown's photographs from the road with insights from Lohmann that tell the stories behind the... Read More    Back to Top



The Story Behind J. R. Montgomery’s Blood-Stained Letter: Brown Bag Lunch Talk
May 16 - 16, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents,... Read More    Back to Top



150th Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment
May 16 - 18, 2014 - New Market, VA

Come and join us for the 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment held on our original battlefield property. One of the oldest continual reenactments in the nation. Experience Civil War soldier life as you visit on-going demonstrations and living history presentations prior to and... Read More    Back to Top



150th Anniversary of the Action at Wilson's Wharf
May 17 - 18, 2014 - Charles City, VA

On Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 2014, Fort Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf will come alive through Civil War living history, civilian presentations, guided fort tours and two battle reenactments. Located between Richmond and Williamsburg in Charles City, Virginia, the fort will be open from... Read More    Back to Top



Kriegsspiel War Game
May 17 - 17, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Museum Director of Collections Robert Hancock oversees this game that gives players a chance to experience a unique perspective on Civil war strategy, tactics, and the art of command using appropriate nineteenth century methods. The format of the game is: 1. A PowerPoint presentation... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Battle of New Market Reenactment
May 17, 2014 - New Market, VA

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Annual Conference
May 20 - 21, 2014 - Charlottesville, VA

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership's 2014 Conference will be held at the University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Charlottesville, VA. This annual conference provides educational workshops on such topics as engaging youth/students in the national history found in the... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of New Market
May 22 - 22, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

General "Stonewall" Jackson said in 1862, "As goes the Shenandoah Valley, so goes Virginia." Join Museum volunteer and VMI graduate Don Jones as he talks about the significance of the small, but well-noted Battle of New Market, which featured cadets from the Virginia Military Institute.... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Front Royal Lecture and Battlefield Tour
May 23 - 23, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

• Program sponsored by the Warren Heritage Society: (540) 636-1446, http://www.warrenheritagesociety.org/ and the Warren County Committee of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. Program to be led by Warren Heritage Society Executive Director Patrick Farris. •... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of North Anna Bus Tour
May 23, 2014 - Mechanicsville, VA

A bus tour of the key North Anna sites that will include a visit to the Jericho Mill portion of the battlefield, on the 150th anniversary of the action. Tour will meet at the Cold Harbor Visitor Center (5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville, 23111). Cost: $30. Capacity is limited to one bus.... Read More    Back to Top



15th Biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium
May 23 - 24, 2014 - Lexinton, VA

Don't miss your opportunity to examine the career and personality of the complex and fascinating Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Lectures by historians and biographers currently involved in research will explore Jackson’s career as a teacher, his inability to choose successful subordinates, his... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of North Anna 150th Recognition
May 24, 2014 - Doswell, VA

On May 24, 2014, the Hanover County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and the Hanover County Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting the Commemoration of the Battle of North Anna, May 21 - 27, 1864 and Dedication of the North Anna Battlefield Park. This often overlooked battle at the... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, North Anna
May 24, 2014 - Doswell, VA

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First Battle of Winchester Lecture and Battlefield Tour
May 25 - 25, 2014 - Front Royal, VA

• Program sponsored by the Warren Heritage Society: (540) 636-1446, http://www.warrenheritagesociety.org/ and the Warren County Committee of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. Program to be led by Warren Heritage Society Executive Director Patrick Farris. •... Read More    Back to Top



Confederate Memorial Day Service at Old City Cemetery
May 25, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Annual Lynchburg tradition since 1866, sponsored this year by Garland-Rodes Camp #409, Sons of Confederate Veterans. There are over 2000 Confederate graves in Old City Cemetery, the majority of whom died in Lynchburg's vast hospital system, which was the second largest in the Confederacy, behind... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Haw's Shop Bus Tour
May 28, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Tour will cover Grant's and Lee's movements from the North Anna River to Totopotomoy Creek. Stops include cavalry actions at Hanover Court House, Pamunkey River Crossings, Pollard's Farm and Haw's Shop. Tour will meet at the Chimborazo Visitor Center, 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, 23223). Cost: $30.... Read More    Back to Top



Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center
May 30 - June 1, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

In 1999 the The City of Fairfax purchased Blenheim house and the surrounding 12-acres of land as a Civil War site. Surrounded by 1950s, 60s, and 70s suburbia, the historic site is also a reminder of the area's rich agricultural heritage. The primary artifact at Historic Blenheim is the c. 1859... Read More    Back to Top



Third Annual Antiquarian Book Fair
May 30 - 31, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Friday, May 30, 2014—Saturday, May 31, 2014 Don't miss the commonwealth's premier rare-book event featuring more than 40 of the region's finest dealers in mass-market titles, rare books, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera. The Library of Virginia hosts the Antiquarian Book Fair in conjunction... Read More    Back to Top



May 30 Anniversary Bus Tour
May 30, 2014 - Hanover, VA

A visit to key sites on the precise 150th anniversary of their day of fame. Tour will include Bethesda Church battlefield, Polegreen Church, Matadequin Creek battlefield, and exterior visits to two privately owned Civil War era homes. Tour will meet at the Hanover County Government Center (7497... Read More    Back to Top



Ox Hill/Chantilly Battlefield Park Tour
May 30 - June 1, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

The Battle of Ox/Hill Chantilly took place during a torrential thunderstorm on the afternoon of September 1, 1862 on the heels of the Battle of Second Manassas/Bull Run. Open for self-guided tours from dawn to dusk. Friday, May 30, 2014 9 a.m. - "Guided Tour" - Meet your guide at the... Read More    Back to Top



Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center Civil War Film Festival
May 30 - June 1, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Continuous screenings of three locally-produced Civil War films: "Mosby's Raid on Fairfax Court House" 'The June 1, 1861 Skirmish at Fairfax Court House and death of Confederate Captain John Quincy Marr" "Mosby's Combat Operations in Fairfax... Read More    Back to Top



2014 Signature Conference: "The American Civil War in a Global Context"
May 31, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

This program, the sixth installment in the popular annual Signature Conference series, provides the opportunity to look at the Civil War from an intriguing perspective and situates its meaning in the wider currents of world history. The Civil War was an intense regional struggle, but it was also... Read More    Back to Top



Ratcliffe-Allison House
May 31, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Open 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for guided tours. Oldest house in downtown Fairfax interprets the lives of many owners and residents from 1812 to... Read More    Back to Top



June 2014

Old Town Fairfax Walking Tour
June 1, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

11 a.m. - Guided walking tour (approximately 90-minutes) of Old Town Fairfax with stops at the Fairfax County Courthouse (site of the June 1, 1861 skirmish), several antebellum homes with a Civil War history, and the City of Fairfax Cemetery (started in 1866 as a burial place for Confederate... Read More    Back to Top



MEET THE AUTHOR: Kathryn Starke
June 04 - 04, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Richmond author Kathryn Starke will join us to debut her new novel, Because of You, and speak on her transition from children's author to novelist. An urban elementary school reading specialist, literacy consultant, and keynote speaker, Starke travels to schools and organizations across the nation... Read More    Back to Top



Confederate Memorial Day Open House
June 6, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters will be open free of charge for Confederate Memorial Day, June 6, from 10am -... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
June 6, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. Tour is available June 6, June 13,... Read More    Back to Top



Wedding Reception Commemoration at the Holladay House
June 7, 2014 - Orange, VA

A "Wedding Reception Commemoration" will be held here at the Holladay House, in Orange, Virginia. Enjoy an afternoon program of period fashions, tea, cake, champagne punch and more including "Instructions to the Victorian Bride". Commemoration of Jeb Stuart's February 1864 attendance at this... Read More    Back to Top



Tour of Fort Huger
June 7, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Grand Caverns Heritage Day
- Grottoes, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Grand Caverns Heritage Day
June 7, 2014 - Grottoes, VA

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Civil War Gathering of Eagles
June 7 - 8, 2014 - Winchester, VA

An interactive "first-person" educational seminar hosted by 50 members of "Lee's Lieutenants" and the "Federal Generals Corps." This is a phenomenon far beyond any other Civil War educational opportunity. The thoughts, emotions and experiences of battle-hardened Generals, who felt the brunt of the... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
June 7, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

Take a guided tour for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet at the Isle of Wight County Museum. Admission is... Read More    Back to Top



Hunter's Raid: When the Valley Wept - Civil War Conversation
June 11, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Lynchburg
June 13 - 22, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

A week-long series of activities tied to the 150th anniversary of The Battle of Lynchburg, which occurred on June 17-18, 1864. The battle produced a Medal of Honor recipient! Come experience why on June 6, 1864, General U.S. Grant remarked, "It would be of great value to us to get possession of... Read More    Back to Top



Lexington, Virginia Day Trip
June 13, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Bus leaves Library of Virginia at 8:00 AM, returns at 6:00 PM Cost: $75 for members of the Semper Virginia Society; $100 for non-members The Library of Virginia has arranged a day trip to beautiful and historic Lexington, Virginia. Join us for a private tour of the James G. Leyburn Library at... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Tour of Presbyterian Cemetery
June 13, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Tour will focus on the graves and stories of Civil War celebrities buried in the... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
June 13, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. Tour is available June 6, June 13,... Read More    Back to Top



Marker Dedication Ceremony at Historic Sandusky
June 14, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

The Taylor-Wilson Camp #10 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will dedicate a new marker honoring the casualties of the Battle of Lynchburg. Historic Sandusky was the Union command center during the Battle of Lynchburg and served as General David Hunter's headquarters. ... Read More    Back to Top



Grant's Army moves from Cold Harbor to the James River (bus tour)
June 14, 2014 - Mechanicsville, VA

A bus tour that travels the historic roads used by Grant's army a century and a half before. The tour will visit significant sites connected with that stealthy march toward the river. On the south side of the James, the tour will focus on sites related to the Union army's march, and initial... Read More    Back to Top



David Kincaid in Concert Presents "Songs of Irish-American Soldiers"
June 14, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Please join us as we continue the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of The Battle of Lynchburg with a FREE concert performance by David Kincaid. The concert will be in the Sydnor Performance Hall in the Schewel Hall on the campus of Lynchburg College. Banjoist Corbin Hayslett will also be... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Middletown
June 14, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Re-live the history of Middletown from a civilian's point-of-view, and experience the stirring events that took place during the Civil War. Call 540-869-3051 to make reservations, and meet the National Park Service guide at the intersection of First and Main Streets. Tour is available June 14,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Tours of Presbyterian Cemetery
June 14, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Tours will focus on the graves and stories of Civil War celebrities buried in the cemetery. Tours offered at 10:30, 1:30,... Read More    Back to Top



U.S. Colored Troops in Richmond- Petersburg Campaign Bus Tour
June 14, 2014 - Dumfries , VA

150 years ago, African American soldiers of the U.S. Colored Troops made their large-scale debut in the Virginia theater. During the opening assaults at Petersburg, USCTs broke the Confederate line and later on played a prominent role in the disastrous Battle of the Crater. This tour will focus on... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
June 14, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



Civil War Tour of Presbyterian Cemetery
June 15, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Tour will focus on the graves and stories of Civil War celebrities buried in the... Read More    Back to Top



Banquet Featuring Civil War Historian and Author, Phillip Greenwalt
June 17, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Please join us we continue our commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Lynchburg with a banquet featuring Civil War historian and author, Phillip Greenwalt. Mr. Greenwalt's program is titled--From "Old Bald Head" to "Lee's Bad Old Man": A Study of the Second Corps, Army of Northern... Read More    Back to Top



"Books on Broad" featuring Clay McLeod Chapman, Tribe, Homeroom Headhunters
June 18, 2014 - Richmond, VA

With its darkly candid sense of humor, Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters reveals the wilder side of middle school, where students embrace their inner animal and go native. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Halifax, Charlotte County
June 20-21, 2014 - Randolph, VA

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Richmond Sesquicentennial Weekend
June 21, 2014 - Henrico, VA

Civil War Boat Tours- Tour the Civil War era James River. Either enjoy our morning cruise from 9-11a.m. or enjoy our evening cruise from 6-8 p.m. Information: 652-3409. Preregistration... Read More    Back to Top



Juneteenth Freedom and Jubilation Day
June 21, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas in June... Read More    Back to Top



Slave Life During the Civil War
June 21, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Features plantation cooking, singing and... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Staunton River Bridge 2014
June 21 - 22, 2014 - Randolph, VA

Hosted by the Historic Staunton River Foundation in conjunction with Staunton River Battlefield State Park, this reenactment event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge. The event will include tactical demonstrations, living history exhibits, Civil War music,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War Day at Old City Cemetery
June 21, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Lynchburg. Visit the graves of soldiers who died during that battle, as well as thousands of others who died in Lynchburg's vast hospital center during the war. Lynchburg was the second largest hospital system in the Confederacy,... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Rivahfest! 2014
June 21, 2014 - Tappahannock, VA

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Civil War Slave Narratives: A Performed Stage Reading
June 22, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Come hear the experiences of slaves during the Civil War, in their own words, in this dramatic reading, "Trouble Don't Las Always."... Read More    Back to Top



A Spy for the Union, The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster
June 26, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. Webster was involved in a number of cases but perhaps his biggest contribution to National Security was exposing a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln... Read More    Back to Top



The Robert E. Lee Symposium on the Civil War, North Anna and Cold Harbor
June 27 - 29, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Two nationally respected Civil War scholars, Gordon Rhae and Robert Krick, Jr. will conduct lectures and a day-long tour of sites of the pivotal military engagements from the North Anna campaign to Cold Harbor. Pre-registration required. Call 804-493-1972 for registration and symposium... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
June 28, 2014 - Stephens City, VA

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



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
June 28, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



Voices from the Storm: The Overland Campaign
June 29, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Outdoor multimedia program using live narration, dramatic readings, images, lighting, and images to explore the many facets of the Overland Campaign, its interrelationship to the political, social, and military situation at the time, the impact of leaders and leadership, the ordeal of civilians –... Read More    Back to Top



July 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, Independence Day Celebration
July 4-5, 2014 - Tazewell, VA

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Tour of Fort Huger
July 5, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
July 5, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Early's Threat to Washington, DC - Civil War Conversation
July 9, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile; Rose Hill Manor Civil War Encampment
- Frederick, MD

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Fort Stevens Sesquicentennial
- Washington, VA

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July 2014

Pringle House Hospital Weekend
July 19 - 20, 2014 - Manassas, VA

Join us at Ben Lomond as we commemorate the 153rd 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 19, an American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place in the... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: 150th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Kernstown
- Winchester, VA

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July 2014

"Books on Broad" featuring Marc Leepson, What So Proudly We Hailed, Francis Scott Key, A Life
July 23, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life is a full-length biography of Key, the first in more than 85 years. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM,... Read More    Back to Top



From Belles to Battleaxes
July 24, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

The stories of Richmond women during the Civil War range from daring spies and devoted nurses to star-crossed lovers and captivating socialites. Learn about Rose O'Neal Greenhow, who drowned off the Cape Fear River; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Richmonder who helped Union soldiers escape from Libby... Read More    Back to Top



"Hell is Being a Republican in Virginia": The Postwar Relationship Between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant
July 26, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Dave Goetz, author of the book by the same title, will tell the story of two unlikely allies who, at war's end, put down their weapons and sought peace between the North and the South. Their 13-year post-war relationship, fueled by a mutual desire for peace and reconciliation, began when John... Read More    Back to Top



War Returns To Gravel Hill: A Day of African American History, Genealogy, and Battlefield Tours
July 26, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Park staff and local historians will hold sessions on Gravel Hill's history, the 1864 battles, and African American research and genealogy in the morning. The afternoon will feature tours of Gravel Hill Baptist Church, family cemeteries, and the battlefields of Darbytown Road and Fussell's... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Morgan County Fair
- Berkeley Springs, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: 150th Anniversary Siege of Petersburg
- Petersburg, VA

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August 2014

Tour of Fort Huger
August 2, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
August 2, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



"Books on Broad" featuring Zachary W. Dresser, Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era
August 6, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation. Reception... Read More    Back to Top



The Battle of Cedar Mountain in Real Time
August 9, 2014 - Rapidan, VA

Greg Mertz, Supervisory Historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will lead a real-time tour of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield on the 152nd anniversary of the battle. Specific details to come on the Friends of Cedar Mountain Website or on... Read More    Back to Top



The Siege of Petersburg Begins - Civil War Conversation
August 13, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Manassas Civil War Weekend
- Manassas, VA

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August 2014

Civil War Balloon Corps
August 23, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

Balloons were used for surveillance and reconnaissance by the Union Army from 1861 through 1863 and by Confederate Army in 1862. Join Kevin Knapp as he shares oral and living history as the Union Army's chief aeronaut, Thaddeus Lowe, and discusses the technological innovations that were at the... Read More    Back to Top



Kettle Run Weekend
August 26 - 27, 2014 - Bristow, VA

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff on the 152nd 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 bloody and took... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Clarke County Civil War Weekend
- Berryville, VA

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September 2014

Tour of Fort Huger
September 6, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
September 6, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Grandparents Day at the Museum
September 7, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Grandparents and grandchildren visiting the museum will get half-priced admission, and the grandchildren will receive a special gift.... Read More    Back to Top



Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea - Civil War Conversation
September 10, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Thunder in the Valley - Cavalry Ride and Reenactment of McClausland's Resistance and Hunter's 1864 Virginia Raid
September 11 - 14, 2014 - Rockbridge County, VA

Thu 11th: "Battle of Arbor Hill" near Summerdean in Augusta County (Southwest of Staunton) followed by Federal Pursuit and Confederate Resistance Cavalry ride to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County where units will make camp. Fri 12th: Cavalry Ride continues to the Virginia Horse Center. School... Read More    Back to Top



Siege of Richmond in 3D
September 13, 2014 - Highland Springs, VA

For ages 12+. See some of the most iconic photographs of Richmond during the Civil War in 3D on the big screen. National Park Service Historian Mike Gorman examines wartime images in greater detail, giving you a different look into images that have been examined for 150 years. 2-3 p.m. Information:... Read More    Back to Top



Camp Jones Luminary
September 13, 2014 - Bristow, VA

In the late summer of 1861, the farms and fields surrounding Bristoe Station were filled with thousands of Confederate soldiers. Lack of experience combined with little knowledge of disease caused illness to spread through these camps like wildfire. Join us as we remember those Confederates who... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 13, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



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

Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
September 20, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



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

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Apple Harvest
- Winchester, VA

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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: New Market Heights Battle Reenactment
- Henrico, VA

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September 2014

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



October 2014

Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour
October 4, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Luray Caverns
- Luray, VA

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October 2014

Tour of Fort Huger
October 4, 2014 - Smithfield, VA

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



Danville in the Civil War - Civil War Conversation
October 8, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
October 11, 2014 - Dumfries, VA

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



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

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



Civil war 150 HistoryMobile: Waterways Heritage Festival
- Chesapeake, VA

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October 2014

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



November 2014

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

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Ashland Train Day
- Ashland, VA

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November 2014

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

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: South Boston-Halifax County Museum
- South Boston, VA

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November 2014

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

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



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

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
- Petersburg, VA

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November 2014

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

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



December 2014

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

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



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

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



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

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



April 2015

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



 

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