Civil War 150 Special Events

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    2011-2015: The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation

    Mark your calendars to attend these special events commemorating the American Civil War and Emancipation.

Blue Ridge Highlands

Blacksburg - Mar. 20, 21 - Liz Lerman: Healing Wars - The 150th anniversary of our Civil War offers a potent context for issues that continue to impact ... read more...

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Central Virginia

Appomattox - Feb. 26 - McNeill’s Rangers: Were They Partisans or Bushwhackers? - Hardy County, Virginia native John Hanse McNeill formed one of only three partisan units to survive ... read more...

Appomattox - Mar. 11 - Civil War Conversation- The Freedmen's Bureau - Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House ... read more...

Lynchburg - Mar. 12 - Battle of the Ironclads - Join naval historian and former War Memorial Museum Director John Quarstein to explore the battle ... read more...

Appomattox - Mar. 26 - Soldiers’ Heart: PTSD in Civil War Veterans - The condition known today as PTSD went by several names during the Civil War: soldier’s ... read more...

Richmond - Mar. 27 - “Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War” Book Talk - Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues ... read more...

Dinwiddie - Mar. 27 - Apr. 2 - Dinwiddie Days - Dinwiddie County is a community rich in history and heritage. The County holds the distinct honor ... read more...

Farmville - Mar. 28, 29 - Last Stand - The Civil War Comes to Farmville VA - Come to Farmville Virginia and take part in The Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville. ... read more...

Rice - Mar. 28 - Sailor's Creek American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration - The Overton-Hillsman farm house, circa 1780, is open to the public for guided tours 9 a.m. to 1:30 ... read more...

Petersburg - Apr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - The Ultimate Petersburg & Appomattox Campaign Tour & Symposium Part Two - Join A. Wilson Greene and guest experts on a special series of unique presentations and tours of ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - Appomattox 150th - Battle of Appomattox Station - Real Time Event - From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - 12, 19 - Appomattox Sesquicentennial Events - It was in Appomattox on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, the bloodiest four years in U.S. history ended ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station - Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 9 - Appomattox 150th - Lee Surrenders to Grant - A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 9 - Appomattox 150th - The Battle of Appomattox Court House - Real Time Event - Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the events that unfolded on the morning of April 9th ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - "Footsteps to Freedom" - Emancipation Realized - To be held on the Main Stage and along the RichmondLynchburg Stage Road in the historic village, ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - "Meeting at City Point" - A Monologue by General Grant - General U.S. Grant (Tony Daniels) delivers a monologue on his famous meeting with President Abraham ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - April 10th Meeting of Lee & Grant - Real Time Event - To be held at "The Triangle", this program is about the mysterious meeting between Generals Lee and ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - Confederate Cavalry Surrender - Real Time Event - The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - Living History Demonstrations - Living Historians will be at each of six (6) unique demonstration stations to provide both ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10, 11 - Appomattox 150th - Stacking of Arms Ceremony - For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons ... read more...

Altavista - Apr. 10, 11 - Night at the Museum, a Civil War sesquicentennial event - Avoca Museum’s “Night at the Museum” lantern tour event will be held from 5:30 to ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 11 - Appomattox 150th - Confederate Artillery Surrender - Real Time Event - The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 11 - Appomattox 150th - Meeting of Generals Lee and Grant - Appomattox Historical Society Reenactment. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is ... read more...

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Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

Newport News - May 2, 3 - Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Endview Plantation - Civil War Reenactment of The Siege of Yorktown - Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War ... read more...

Newport News - Jun. 22 - 25, Jul. 27 - 30 - Civil War Children's Camp at Endview Plantation - Children can learn about America's rich military heritage, teamwork, leadership skills and get ... read more...

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Northern Virginia

Manassas - May 16 - After the War Symposium: A One Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War - After the War: A One-Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War, is a regional capstone event ... read more...

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Shenandoah Valley

Lexington - Thunder in the Valley - Thursday, 9/11 "Battle of Arbor Hill" near Summerdean in Augusta County (Southwest of Staunton) ... read more...

Buchanan - Apr. 24, 25, 26 - Buchanan Civil War History Weekend - History comes alive in downtown Buchanan! See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the ... read more...

Lexington - May 15 - New Market Day Parade & Ceremony - Every May 15, the Virginia Military Institute honors those cadets who fought and died in the Battle ... read more...

Waynesboro - Sep. 12, 13 - Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend - Waynesboro was a town of 457 in 1860, an unlikely place at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains for ... read more...

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Southern Virginia

Farmville - Mar. 13, 14, 15 - Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical Park & Longwood University Civil War Seminar - 16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The ... read more...

Danville - Apr. 4 - 18 - Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Last Capital of the Confederacy - Danville, Virginia served as the last capital of the Confederate government from April 4 to 10, ... read more...

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