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News & Upcoming Events

Victorian Tea

Don't miss our special Victorian Tea in honor of Women's History Month. As is the custom at the Museum, we will serve yummy petit fours and scones with tea. The tea includes a presentation from our Executive Director Holly Wait about 19th and early 20th century women's suffrage. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Cost: $30 includes keepsake cup and saucer

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Guest Lecture

Joseph McGill Jr. and Herb Frazier will be at the museum to discuss their book Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I Followed the Footprints of Slavery. McGill, a historic preservationist and Civil War reenactor, founded the Slave Dwelling Project in 2010. Since founding the project, McGill has been touring the country, spending the night in former slave dwellings—throughout the South, but also the North and the West, where people are often surprised to learn that such structures exist. This book focuses on the key sites he has visited in his ongoing project and digs deeper into the actual history of each location, using his own experience and conversations with the community to enhance those original stories. Altogether, McGill and coauthor Herb Frazier share an important unexpected emersion into the history of slavery, and especially the obscured and ignored aspects of that history.

When: Thursday March 14, 2024 at 6:30pm

Cost: FREE and open to the public

RiverBlast 2024

Join us for our annual festival featuring Civil War reenactors camp, cannon firings, live music, food trucks and vendors.

When: Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7, 2024

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Volunteer Meetup

Interested in history? Like meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? This is your perfect opportunity. The museum is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides and guest service representatives. Scheduling is flexible and no extensive knowledge of Civil War naval history is necessary. Training will be provided. Attend a meet-up and see if this is a good fit for you.

When: First Monday of the month @ 1:00pm

RSVP appreciated but not required

The Evolution of US Navy Uniforms During the Civil War
The uniforms of the modern United States Navy have remained essentially unchanged since the end of the Second World War, with only slight modifications being made to modernize pre-existing attributes. This regularity is an aspect of the Navy which was not to be found in the early days of its foundations through well into the nineteenth century. It would not be until the Civil War forced the underdeveloped Navy to expand and modernize that real attention would be paid to creating standardized dress and rank signifiers.

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Columbus: A Civil War City

We need your help to complete our newest permanent exhibit. This exhibit will tell the story of the people, industry, and events that defined Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley during the most important era of our nation’s history.

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