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National Battlefield Parks

Civil War National Battlefield Parks

From Manassas to Appomattox

The beginning, the end, and a few battles in between. These are Virginia's six hallowed battlefields of the Civil War. Read more...

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Winter's Majesty

Just off the shores of Virginia Beach spectacular wildlife emerges each winter. From humpback and fin whale sightings to beautiful waterfowl like the northern gannet, the life along the coast is active and majestic. Read more...

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Nineteenth Century Women's Fashion

Venue: Museum of the ... Location: Appomattox

In this presentation, Susan Polich will focus on what the average women wore during the Civil War time period. You will see examples of work and... More Info

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Bracketts Farm

150th Anniv. Battle of Trevilian Station ...

Venue: Brackett's Farm Location: Louisa
Bracketts Farm

History comes to life in the rolling hills of the beautiful Louisa County countryside. This historic reenactment commemorates the 150th anniversary... More Info

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Banner Lecture - "From Marshall to Moussaoui: ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 02/05/2015 Location: Richmond

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has, arguably, the most interesting and important history of any trial jurisdiction in... More Info

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Civil War Dancing

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/07/2015 and 02/07/2015 Location: Appomattox

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The... More Info

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Civil War Conversation- 'A Radical & ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/11/2015 Location: Appomattox

On February 3, 1865, five men met for four hours aboard the US steamer River Queen on the prospect of a peaceful resolution to a war that had ravag... More Info

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Book Talk- An Agrarian Republic

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/19/2015 Location: Appomattox

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam Dean ... More Info

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"Person of the Year:1865" Symposium

Venue: Library of Virginia Date: 02/21/2015 Location: Richmond

It is time for the final Person of the Year Symposium of the Sesquicentennial. Who will be named the Person of the Year for 1865 and join previous ... More Info

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The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

McNeill’s Rangers: Were They Partisans or ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/26/2015 Location: Appomattox
The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

Hardy County, Virginia native John Hanse McNeill formed one of only three partisan units to survive the repeal of the Partisan Act by the Confedera... More Info

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Battle of the Ironclads

Venue: Lynchburg Museum at ... Date: 03/12/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Join naval historian and former War Memorial Museum Director John Quarstein to explore the battle between the Monitor and Virginia. &nbs... More Info

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Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical ...

Venue: Longwood University Date: 03/13/2015 and additional dates Location: Farmville

16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The schedule for the day's events: Frida... More Info

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“Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and ...

Venue: White House of the ... Date: 03/27/2015 Location: Richmond

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Un... More Info

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Dinwiddie Days

Venue: County of Dinwiddie Date: 03/27/2015 - 04/02/2015 Location: Dinwiddie

Dinwiddie County is a community rich in history and heritage. The County holds the distinct honor of being home to more Civil War battles and... More Info

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A cannon at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.

Sailor's Creek American Civil War ...

Venue: Sailor's Creek ... Date: 03/28/2015 Location: Rice
A cannon at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.

The Overton-Hillsman farm house, circa 1780, is open to the public for guided tours 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The house was restored to reflect the 1865 ... More Info

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Main Museum

The Ultimate Petersburg & Appomattox Campaign ...

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 04/01/2015 and additional dates Location: Petersburg
Main Museum

Join A. Wilson Greene and guest experts on a special series of unique presentations and tours of sites associated with the 1865 Campaign for Peters... More Info

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In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station

Venue: Liberty Baptist ... Date: 04/08/2015 Location: Appomattox

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War historian, as he describes his efforts to locate and... More Info

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Real time event: Battle of Appomattox Station

Venue: Appomattox Station ... Date: 04/08/2015 Location: Appomattox

Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Histori... More Info

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Coffee with Elizabeth Varon

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/09/2015 Location: Appomattox

Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as Elizabeth Varon lectures about the “Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Me... More Info

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Thousands of Americana Antiquities

Beaverdam Wine Festival

Venue: John Lewis Thompson ... Date: 04/11/2015 Location: Beaverdam
Thousands of Americana Antiquities

Saturday April 11,2015 from 11 A.M. till 5 P.M. at the John Lewis Thompson Learning Center & Pop’s Country Store Museum located at 1... More Info

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