Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Upcoming events

Pharaoh's ArmyFriday, September 14, 2018. 12:15 – 1:15pm. “Scarlett Plays Politics: Gender and Nationalism on the Confederate Home Front.” A conversation with Dr. Kristen Brill (Keele University, UK), recipient of a VCCWS research grant. Major Williams 427. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 12.   CANCELLED.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018. 7:00pm. “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor.” A free workshop on how to research your great, great whoever. Bring your own computer (optional) and your ancestors’ names/family tree (if you have them)–or just your curiosity. Led by Jeff Felton, a graduate student at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies in Virginia Tech’s History Department. Village Center, Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060.

Saturday, October 27, 2018. 1:00pm. Civil War Film Series: Pharaoh’s Army (1995). When Union soldiers show up at the farm of a Kentucky woman whose husband is fighting for the Confederacy, friction inevitably results. Includes a talk and Q&A with Appalachian Civil War expert Brian McKnight. Free and open to the public. The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg.

March 22-24, 2019. Civil War Weekend. Join us in Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s 29th annual Civil War Weekend. Nine expert speakers will reflect on the leadership brought forth by America’s greatest crisis–from Lincoln, Grant, and Lee to Robert Smalls and Ann Pamela Cunningham. The weekend will be followed by an optional two-night field trip to the Virginia peninsula. Check back later in the fall for full details.


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