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Richmond Burning

Location: Richmond
April 2, 2015
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-3589

The fall of Confederate Richmond, the Great Evacuation Fire, slavery's end, Union occupation, and Lincoln's improbable visit all compressed into April 2-4, 1865 made those days the most tumultuous in our city's history. In this discussion with Dr. Nelson Lankford, retired Vice President for Programs at the Virginia Historical Society and author of Richmond Burning, discover how those days overshadowed everything that had come before and influenced everything that followed. The program will take place in the location and at the time, exactly 150 years later, that Jefferson Davis received the evacuation notice from Robert E. Lee. It will be immediately followed by a reception.

Hours: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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