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 ...

Central Virginia

Appomattox - Feb. 11 - Civil War Conversation- 'A Radical & Irreconcilable Difference’: The Hampton Roads Peace Conference - On February 3, 1865, five men met for four hours aboard the US steamer River Queen on the prospect ...

Richmond - Feb. 21 - "Person of the Year:1865" Symposium - It is time for the final Person of the Year Symposium of the Sesquicentennial. Who will be named ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Shenandoah Valley

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last Updated: 10/20/2014 3:46 PM
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