Join Education Manager Kelly Hancock for “War so Terrible: Richmond 1862,” a walking tour focused on Richmond during one of its most transformative war-time years. The tour will explore the impact of this year on Richmond through the use of photographs, descriptions, and the city’s monuments. The program will take place on September 29, 2012 from 10:30am to 12pm. Participants will meet in the lobby of the Museum to begin the tour.
By 1862, Richmond, the Confederacy’s capital, had grown into a bustling war-time city. During this year, the city saw the inauguration of the first President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, it became a center of medical care and it opened its warehouses to create makeshift prisons for soldiers, citizens, and slaves alike. The city’s population expanded in response to its new political importance to the south. Some of the new arrivals would work as nurses and doctors. The walking tour’s route will take participants past Court End, the Capitol grounds, St. Paul’s, the Stuart-Lee House, Monumental Church, First African Baptist Church and the former sites of the Spotswood Hotel, the Canal Basin, and General Hospital no. 5. The tour does not include entrance to these sites.
Advance reservations required. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members (includes Museum admission).