Events

Mar
24
Sun
Civil War Dance Classes
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
30
Sat
“Revealing the Face of War: Confederates’ Experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg” with Dr. James J. Broomall
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Private_ConfederaciesPlease join us for a special lecture with Dr. James J. Broomall, PhD as he presents "Revealing the Face of War: Confederates' Experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg". Following the discussion, there will be a book signing with Dr. Broomall kicking off his new book entitled "Private Confederacies" - The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers.

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. Raised in an antebellum culture that demanded restraint and shaped white men to embrace self-reliant masculinity, Confederate soldiers lived and fought within military units where they experienced the traumatic strain of combat and its privations together--all the while being separated from suffering families. Military service provoked changes that escalated with the end of slavery and the Confederacy's military defeat. Returning to civilian life, Southern veterans questioned themselves as never before, sometimes suffering from terrible self-doubt.

Drawing on personal letters and diaries, Broomall argues that the crisis of defeat ultimately necessitated new forms of expression between veterans and among men and women. On the one hand, war led men to express levels of emotionality and vulnerability previously assumed the domain of women. On the other hand, these men also embraced a virulent, martial masculinity that they wielded during Reconstruction and beyond to suppress freed peoples and restore white rule through paramilitary organizations and the Ku Klux Klan.

Dr. James J. Broomall, PhD is the Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and the Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

This special lecture is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

Apr
6
Sat
“Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the U.S. Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps” with Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor @ The National Civil War Museum
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Amy Murrell TaylorThe National Civil war Museum will offer its fourth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Assistant Professor of History, University of Kentucky, Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

May
11
Sat
“Heading Home: The Army of Northern Virginia in the Wake of Surrender” with Dr. Caroline E. Janney @ The National Civil War Museum
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Carolyn E Janney cropThe National Civil war Museum will offer its fifth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Caroline E. Janney, Professor of History, University of Virginia. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Jun
8
Sat
“Mississippi and the Care of Confederate Veterans” with Dr. Susannah Ural @ The National Civil War Museum
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

susannah-j-ural 11_2018The National Civil war Museum will offer its sixth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Susannah Ural, Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Jul
27
Sat
“Manufacturing for our Masters: Slave Labor, the Tredegar Iron Works and the Confederate War Effort” with Dr. Mary DeCredico @ The National Civil War Museum
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mary_DecredicoThe National Civil war Museum will offer its seventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Mary DeCredico, Professor of History, United States Naval Academy. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Aug
24
Sat
“Lincoln in the Atlantic World” with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson @ The National Civil War Museum
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Louise stevensonThe National Civil war Museum will offer its eighth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
“The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy” with Dr. Lorien Foote @ The National Civil War Museum
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lorien FooteThe National Civil war Museum will offer its ninth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies History Department, Texas A&M University. This presentation will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Oct
19
Sat
“Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation” with Dr. Earl J. Hess @ The National Civil War Museum
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Earl J HessThe National Civil war Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University.

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.

 

 

Nov
16
Sat
“Decisions at Gettysburg: The Nineteen Critical Decisions that Define the Battle” with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret. @ The National Civil War Museum
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Matthew SpruillThe National Civil war Museum will offer its eleventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret..

The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.