Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Person of the Year: 1862"
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Museum of the Confederacy's 2012 Symposium. Admission Fee: $35 for Museum of the Confederacy members and Library donors, $50 for nonmembers (includes boxed lunch).

What person or group most influenced events in 1862? This question will be the charge given to the speakers—and to the audience—at the Museum of the Confederacy's 2012 symposium to be held at the Library of Virginia. Presented by the museum and cosponsored by the Library, the program will pick up where the very successful 2011 edition left off. A panel of distinguished Civil War scholars including Gary Gallagher, James McPherson, Robert Krick, and Jack Mountcastle will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year: 1862" in their lectures and the audience will get to vote on the winner at the all-day event. To register online, go to For information only, contact John Coski at 804-649-1861 ext. 31 or

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.

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