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Nicknames and Sobriquets of Commanders in the Civil War

Exhibit will open on January 25, 2020 @ 2:00pm and will be on display through December 31, 2020. This exhibit will recall the names by which Commanders are remembered, whether as a term of endearment given by their troops or a label from the press based on battlefield...

Boots and Saddles: Horses in the Civil War

Exhibit will be on display through June 7, 2020. This exhibit examines the employment of horses and the fact that they were indispensable during the war. The need for horses during the four year war never let up as these equine soldiers performed every task assigned...

Upcoming Events and Speakers

May
9
Sat
“The Civil War in a Global Context” with Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean @ The National Civil War Museum
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its fifth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean

"The Civil War in a Global Context"
Presented by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Professor of History and History Department Chair at Louisiana State University.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

Jun
13
Sat
“A Broken Regiment – The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War” with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon @ The National Civil War Museum
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its sixth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon.

"A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War"
Presentation with Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon- Professor of History at the University of Alabama.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Jul
18
Sat
“Shaping the Contours of Federalism: the American Civil War in New Perspective” with Dr. Stephen D. Engle @ The National Civil War Museum
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its seventh program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Stephen D. Engle.

"Shaping the Contours of Federalism: The American Civil War in New Perspective"
Presentation with Dr. Stephen D. Engle - Professor and Director, History Symposium Series at Florida Atlantic University.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Aug
8
Sat
“U.S. Grant, the Meaning of the Civil War, and the Election of 1868” with Dr. Joan Waugh @ The National Civil War Museum
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its eighth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Joan Waugh.

"U.S. Grant, the Meaning of the Civil War, and the Election of 1868"
Presentation with Dr. Joan Waugh - Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Aug
22
Sat
From Gettysburg to Little Big Horn: The George Armstrong Custer, Civil War and Indian Wars 2020 Symposium @ The National Civil War Museum
Aug 22 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
19
Sat
“The Jubal Early School: How the Losers Wrote Civil War History” with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively @ The National Civil War Museum
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its ninth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively.

"The Jubal Early School: How the Losers Wrote Civil War History"
Presentation with Dr. Kathryn J. Shively - Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Oct
17
Sat
“The Supreme Court and the Civil War” with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden @ The National Civil War Museum
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden.

"The Supreme Court and the Civil War"
Presentation with Dr. Rachel A. Shelden - Associate Professor of History and Director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State University.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Nov
21
Sat
“George B. McClellan and the Problems of Civil-Military Relations” with Dr. Ethan Rafuse @ The National Civil War Museum
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its eleventh program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Ethan Rafuse.

"George B. McClellan and the Problems of Civil-Military Relations"
Presentation with Dr. Ethan Rafuse - Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

Dec
5
Sat
“Sorting Through Rumors, Whispers and Rumblings about Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade” with Cindy Small @ The National Civil War Museum
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will offer its twelfth and final program in our 2020 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Cindy Small.

"Sorting Through Rumors, Whispers and Rumblings about Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade"
Presentation with Cindy Small - Author, Historian and is retired from the Gettysburg Foundation.

The 2020 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.