Historic Blenheim

(Fairfax County)

William Extra Billy Smith: The Governor's Odyssey

The story of former Virginia Governor William "Extra Billy" Smith 1,000-mile journey through the state in 1865 is recounted by Dave Meisky.

Juneteenth, from the Perspective of Enslaved People

Spencer Crew, a professor at George Mason University, will discuss the end of slavery.

The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abriahm Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

Author Anthony S. Pitch discusses plots to murder President Abraham Lincoln.

Escaping Detection: Women in the Civil War

Historian May Lipsey discusses female spies and soldiers and how they navigated the Civil War.

Mathew Brady's Portraits of a Nation

Author Robert Wilson discusses Brady's impact on photography in the 19th century.

Photography of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House

The newly-opened exhibit will be the topic of discussion during this lecture by William Stapp, former curator at the George Eastman House in Rochester, where the exhibit originated.

Civil War Christmas in Camp

Civil War-ear customs are the focus of this event that includes ornament-making, holiday songs and drills.
11/7 - 12/31

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

Pictures by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others are exhibited.