Virginia Civil War 150
 
|
Statewide Calendar of Events
 

iTunes App Store     Google Play

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 - 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



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

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



Civil War Brownsburg
April 05 - November 30, 2014 - Brownsburg, VA

"Civil War Brownsburg," an exhibit exploring the Civil War experience of a small community in the Valley of Virginia, re-opened April 5, 2014, at the Brownsburg Museum, Brownsburg, Va.,(route 252, Rockbridge County) The exhibit, which coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil... Read More    Back to Top



Events

July 2014

National Park Service Ranger Programs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
July 1 - 31, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Free NPS Ranger-conducted programs. Programs include: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove in a Box - A Park Overview Battle of Cedar Creek Tour "To Battlefield and Beyond" War Comes to the Shenandoah Valley The 8th Vermont Monument at Cedar Creek "From Back Country to Breadbasket" The Peopling of... Read More    Back to Top



Tours of the Historic Cromer-Trumbo House
July 11 - August 1, 2014 - Dayton, VA

The 1840s Cromer-Trumbo House in Dayton, VA will be open for narrated tours from 1-5pm on July 11 and August 1. The two-story period brick house, which was added on to a 200 year old log cabin built by early settlers, contains a Victorian collection of furnishings, decorative arts, memorabilia,... Read More    Back to Top



"Belle Grove in the Civil War" Tours
July 12 - 26, 2014 - Middletown, VA

As the Civil War raged up and down the Shenandoah Valley, Belle Grove was in a particularly strategic location, "seldom without a military tenant nor its grounds without an army." Ultimately, Belle Grove's location put it at the epicenter of the last major battle in the Valley-the Battle of Cedar... Read More    Back to Top



Faith During the Civil War
July 17 - 31, 2014 - Winchester, VA

The Godfrey Miller Home's Summer Historic Lecture Series will feature Dr. Robert Meadows presenting three lectures on faith and the Civil War: July 17th - Faith in the Camps: Union and Confederate July 24th - History of Denominations & their Contribution to the Civil War July 31st - The... Read More    Back to Top



Summer Historic Lecture Series
July 17, 2014 - Winchester, VA

2014 Summer Historic Lecture Series benefiting Godfrey Miller Historic Home & Fellowship Center "Faith During the Civil War" Presenter: Dr. Robert Meadows TOPICS: July 17: Faith in the Camps: Union and Confederate. July 24: History of Denominations and their Contribution to the Civil... Read More    Back to Top



150 Years Ago...On This Day: Cool Spring
July 18, 2014 - Berryville, VA

Part of a series of special "On This Day" 150th Anniversary tours commemorating the Valley's Civil War battles. This car caravan tour of key sites related to the July 18, 1864, will be led by Professor Jonathan Noyalas and National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck. Co-sponsored by Cedar Creek and... Read More    Back to Top



"Recollections of the Battle of the Crater" Brown Bag Lunch Talk
July 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



Bus Tour: The Second Battle of Kernstown - Confederate High Tide in the Valley
July 19, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Join the Kernstown Battlefield Association as they commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown with a motor-coach tour of the days leading up to and including the Second Battle of Kernstown. The tour will visit many sites associated with the battles of Rutherford's Farm and... Read More    Back to Top



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



Breneman-Turner Mill Open Houses
July 19 - August 16, 2014 - Harrisonburg, VA

The Breneman-Turner Mill is a survivor of The Burning, and the only surviving pre-Civil War grist mill in Rockingham County with its original grist mill equipment. The Open Houses on July 19 and August 16 will give visitors the chance to tour the mill, hear its stories, and watch corn being ground... Read More    Back to Top



"Hazards on the Homefront" Walking Tour
July 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

This walking tour covers approximately 2.16 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. Advance reservations required. Please reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 & khancock@moc.org for more information. Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members... Read More    Back to Top



150th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Kernstown
July 19 - 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Throughout the weekend the Kernstown Battlefield will be hosting the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, guided battlefield walking tours, guided tours of the antebellum Pritchard House, live period music, period fashion shows and featuring living history demonstrations with sharpshooters and cavalry... Read More    Back to Top



Second Battle of Kernstown: 150th Anniversary Commemoration
July 19 - 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Join the Kernstown Battlefield Association for this two-day event with ongoing battlefield activities on both Saturday and Sunday. Activities include the Civil War 150 History Mobile, living history, period family character portrayals, artillery display, artifact display from the archives of the... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: 150th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Kernstown
July 19-20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



150 Years Ago...On This Day: Rutherford's Farm
July 20, 2014 - WInchester, VA

Part of a series of special "On This Day" 150th Anniversary tours. This National Park Service Ranger-led car caravan tour of key sites related to the July 20, 1864, battle will meet at 4:00 pm at the Civil War Trails markers plaza, Rutherford Crossing Shopping Center, east of I-81 (Exit 317),... Read More    Back to Top



"On This Day" Anniversary Tour
July 20, 2014 - Winchester, VA

"On This Day" Battle of Rutherford's Anniversary Tour Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, announces a series of special National Park Service "On This Day" anniversary programs to commemorate many of the battles... Read More    Back to Top



The Monitor and the Virginia - Guest Speaker - Dr. Anna Holloway
July 22, 2014 - Mathews Courthouse, VA

Anna G. Holloway PhD. Vice President, Museum Collections & Programs, Curator, USS MonitorCenter will present a lecture and power point presentation about tales of naval achievement in the Hampton Roads area during the War Between the States. Dr. Holloway is an expert on this topic as she is the... Read More    Back to Top



"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



Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory
July 24, 2014 - Staunton, VA

Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory Elizabeth R. Varon, Professor of American History University of Virginia Dispelling the myth that the Appomattox surrender was a "gentleman's agreement" between Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant that reunited the South... 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



"On This Day" Anniversary Tour
July 24, 2014 - Winchester, VA

"On This Day" Anniversary Tour - Battle of Second Kernstown Join Ranger Kyle Rothemich at the Kernstown Battlefield as he will be taking visitors on a special "On this Day" battlefield tour of the Second Battle of Kernstown. To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the battle, Ranger Kyle will be... Read More    Back to Top



Summer Historic Lecture Series
July 24, 2014 - Winchester, VA

2014 Summer Historic Lecture Series benefitting Godfrey Miller Historic Home & Fellowship Center "Faith During the Civil War" Presenter: Dr. Robert Meadows TOPICS: July 17: Faith in the Camps: Union and Confederate. July 24: History of Denominations and their Contribution to the Civil... 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



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
July 26, 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 years... Read More    Back to Top



A Civil War Portrait
July 26, 2014 - Basye, VA

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley campaign, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will present a very special performance. In his 1966 classic, "Lincoln and the Music of the Civil War," Kenneth A. Bernard calls the Civil War a musical war. This program guides the audience... 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
July 26-27, 2014 - Berkeley Springs, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



Summer Historic Lecture Series
July 31, 2014 - Winchester, VA

2014 Summer Historic Lecture Series benefitting Godfrey Miller Historic Home & Fellowship Center "Faith During the Civil War" Presenter: Dr. Robert Meadows TOPICS: July 17: Faith in the Camps: Union and Confederate. July 24: History of Denominations and their Contribution to the Civil... Read More    Back to Top



August 2014

Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
August 1, 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 also available August 8,... Read More    Back to Top



History at Sunset: The William Dinges Farm
August 1, 2014 - Middletown, VA

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: 150th Anniversary Siege of Petersburg
August 1-3, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



Battle of Cedar Creek Guided Driving Tour
August 2, 2014 - Middletown, VA

A two-hour guided tour, using a car-caravan system (visitors follow the ranger's vehicle), which covers the Battle of Cedar Creek in a chronological fashion. It includes approximately 5 or 6 stops at the key landmarks associated with the battle. Tour is led by a National Park Service... Read More    Back to Top



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



"Is the World Being Set on Fire?": The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning
August 2, 2014 - Middletown, VA

From August-October 1864, the war in the Valley reached new levels of combat and destruction, including battles such as Third Winchester and Cedar Creek and the destruction of the Burning. On August 2, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will look back at those events with a... 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



Sesquicentennial Conference: "The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning"
August 2, 2014 - Middletown, VA

Sesquicentennial Conference: "The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning" From May-July 1864, Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley had continued to make the region a "Valley of humiliation" for the Union, climaxing in Gen. Jubal Early's advance to the gates of Washington and the... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 05 - 05, 2014 - 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



"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



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 07 - 07, 2014 - 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



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



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 12 - 12, 2014 - 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



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



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 14 - 14, 2014 - 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



History at Sunset: Thorndale Farm
August 15, 2014 - Middletown, VA

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



"The Fall of Atlanta in Gone with the Wind: History or Fiction?" Brown Bag Lunch Talk
August 15 - 15, 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



Guided Walking Tour of Kernstown Battlefield
August 16, 2014 - Winchester, VA

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



“Hazards on the Homefront” Walking Tour
August 16 - 16, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Please reserve your spot online or contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 & khancock@moc.org for more information. Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (includes Museum admission). This walking tour covers approximately 2.16 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. Advance... Read More    Back to Top



School of the Soldier Family Fun Day
August 16 - 16, 2014 - Richmond, VA

It’s time to go back to school! The School of the Soldier that is! Join the American Civil War Museum on Saturday, August 16 for our School of the Soldier Family Fun Day. Meet a Civil War soldier, enlist in the army, learn how to drill and load a rifle, try on uniforms, make crafts, and take home... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 19 - 19, 2014 - 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 and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 21 - 21, 2014 - 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



“William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory” Book Talk
August 22 - 22, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years. The talk will cover Rosecrans’ military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in... Read More    Back to Top



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Manassas Civil War Weekend
August 22-24, 2014 - Manassas, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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



“William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory” Book Talk
August 23 - 23, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years. The talk will cover Rosecrans’ military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City
August 23, 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 years... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 26 - 26, 2014 - 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



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



Faded from the Memory of the Average Reader: The Meaning and Legacy of Fisher's Hill
August 27, 2014 - Staunton, VA

Faded from the Memory of the Average Reader: The Meaning and Legacy of Fisher's Hill Jonathan A. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History & Director, Center for Civil War History, Lord Fairfax Community College Fisher's Hill was known as the "Gibraltar of the Valley" due to defensible... Read More    Back to Top



Lincoln and Davis: A Themed Tour of the Confederate White House
August 28 - 28, 2014 - 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



Lynchburg’s Prisoner of War Camp
August 28 - 28, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

According to Dr. Clifton Potter, Professor of History at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg's POW camp may have been one of the most humane camps in the Civil War. Why did being in Lynchburg, VA, make this possible? Join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments and 7:00 pm for this enlightening talk. Cost: Free... Read More    Back to Top



September 2014

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Clarke County Civil War Weekend
September 5-6, 2014 - Berryville, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
September 5, 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 also available September... Read More    Back to Top



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



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

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



Battle of Cedar Creek Guided Driving Tour
September 6, 2014 - Middletown, VA

A two-hour guided tour, using a car-caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle), which covers the Battle of Cedar Creek in a chronological fashion. It includes approximately 5 or 6 stops at the key landmarks associated with the battle. Tour is led by a National Park Service... 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 07 - 07, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren! Grandchildren, bring your grandparents! Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Ticket prices that day will be ½ off regular full admission for both Grandparents and their grandchildren. If the Grandparents are members, the... 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



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester
September 12, 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 also available October 3... 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



Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Middletown
September 13, 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 also available... Read More    Back to Top



Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 Book Talk
September 13 - 13, 2014 - Richmond, VA

Historians Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, longtime students of the Civil War, have spent countless hours researching the Valley battles of '64 and walking the ground where those battles unfolded. Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 shifts attention away from the Army of the... 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



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

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



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

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



The Battle of New Market Heights Brown Bag Lunch Talk
September 19 - 19, 2014 - Richmond, VA

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

... Read More    Back to Top



Women of War
September 25 - 25, 2014 - Appomattox, VA

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



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

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



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

... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



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

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



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

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



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



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

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



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

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



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
October 4-5, 2014 - Luray, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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
October 11-12, 2014 - Chesapeake, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



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

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



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

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



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
November 1, 2014 - Ashland, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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
November 6-8, 2014 - South Boston, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



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

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



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

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



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile: Petersburg Sesquicentennial Weekend
November 14-16, 2014 - Petersburg, VA

... Read More    Back to Top



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

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



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



 

Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
© 2014 Commonwealth of VA    Contact / Email Newsletter
Media Center   Terms of Use
Privacy/Security Statement  Contact Webmaster
Commission logo trademarked, not to be used without authorization
Facebook