Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.
The American Civil War is considered by many to be our nation’s most defining and tragic conflict. Horrific battles and brutal campaigns produced a steady stream of cold simple coffins for loved ones to mourn, while black crepe and wool became an ever present reminder of the loss and devastation many never expected or were prepared for. Through the artifacts and documents in the Museum’s collection, see how mourning practices changed and were reflected in the lives of every day citizens. This PowerPoint presentation and discussion will show the impact of death and mourning on a society torn by tragedy.
Join Museum Manager of Education and Programs Kelly Hancock for this free talk. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.