Richmond Civil War Round Table
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Why the Civil War Still Lives
Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!
A Civil War Journey: The Road to Antietam and Gettysburg
October 10-14, 2022
Relive two of the Civil War's Fiercest battles--Antietam and Gettysburg--during this five-day Smithsonian Special Interest Journey and learn how the battle cries for a lasting union still echo through history.