Capital Region Civil War Events
Address: 10209 Main St., Fairfax, VA
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Learn about the evolution of Virginia Christmas customs from author Mary Miley Theobald and then hear excerpts from letters detailing how soldiers celebrated Christmas during the Civil War.
Address: 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville, VA
Phone: (703) 830-7717
Dr. Robert Neyland, Author and Historian, presents: "CSS Hunley - Civil War Submarine 1863/1864". The Bull Run Civil War Round Table was founded to bring together those who wish to expand and share their knowledge of the Civil War. By regularly presenting knowledgable, respected Civil War historians and scholars, writers and lecturers, it is the intent of the BRCWRT to honor the memory of those who gave "the last full measure".
Address: 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA
Times: Tours at 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm
Phone: (703) 257-8453
Admission: $15 Adults, $7.50 12 and under
Step back in time and experience the Holidays as they were in the 1860s. Arrive at the Manassas Museum 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tours will begin at the museum and transportation to Liberia will be provided. Limited space. Registration in advance of tour is required.
Address: 10321 Sudley Manor Road, Manassas, VA
Times: Tours will start at 5:00 p.m. and leave every half hour, with the last tour leaving at 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 367-7872
Admission: $7 per person; children under 6 free
Join us for a candle lit tour at Ben Lomond Historic Site detailing enslaved life during the 19th century during the holiday week from Christmas to the New Year. Living history vignettes will allow some of the enslaved workers at Ben Lomond to come to life, giving a somber and unique perspective into this period of American history.
Address: 10209 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Historical Researcher and blogger Ronald Baumgarten will share his findings about the camps set up in Fairfax County to house freed African American slaves.
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Conference: The American Civil War in a Global ContextMay 31, George Mason University Center for the Arts
Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Phone: (804) 786-3591
Admission: Registration fee is $15 (conference only) or $25 (conference and lunch)
This program, the sixth installment in the popular annual Signature Conference series, provides the opportunity to look at the Civil War from an intriguing perspective and situates its meaning in the wider currents of world history.
The Civil War was an intense
regional struggle, but it was also an international event in many ways.
Considering it from this standpoint provides a number of unexpected
connections between the American crisis and the wider world, while
shedding new light on the war itself.
The conference will juxtapose the Civil War with other internal conflicts during the same period—the national unifications in Europe, the struggles over identity in Japan, rebellions in China and in India. Each case has distinctive features, which comparison helps to highlight, but there were some common issues that provide fresh insights into the American experience.
Dr. Peter N. Stearns, Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University, chairs the program, which brings together historians of international acclaim to discuss the war's wider impacts in areas ranging from the global cotton trade, to international abolition efforts, to changes in the future of military operations, to the implications of the Civil War as one of the first wars fought in an industrial age.