Tag: Civil War

African Americans at Dabbs

Discover the many roles African Americans played in the 150+ year history of the Dabbs House. Learn about the Dabbs’ family slaves and Perry Parks, the enslaved valet of General Lee. Meet an African  American Civil War soldier, who will share his role in the Battle of New Market Heights. Hear about how the county […] Continue reading African Americans at Dabbs

Tour of New Market Heights

All ages. Fourteen African-American soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their heroism in combat at New Market Heights. During the course of the Civil War, only 18 Medals of Honor were earned by black infantry soldiers. Come see the place where it happened and learn about how the battle unfolded near the 152nd anniversary […] Continue reading Tour of New Market Heights

This Was Richmond: Photographic Tour After the Civil War

All ages. Learn about Richmond after the Civil War through photography. National Park Service historian Mike Gorman brings his dynamic storytelling skills and knowledge of Civil War photography to the big screen. Both familiar and obscure photographs focusing on Richmond after the 1865 evacuation fire will be investigated in greater detail. Information: 501-2130. Continue reading This Was Richmond: Photographic Tour After the Civil War
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