Lectures and Webinars
Throughout the year engaging lectures are presented at the Museum pertaining to local history topics. Museum members receive advance notification of scheduled talks and all program information is available on this website and on our Facebook page.
Miss a lecture? Most of our past lectures and webinars were recorded; click on the button to access our YouTube channel!
Non-vaccinated museum visitors, including children under the age of 12, should follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on masking and social distancing when attending our programs. We request all visitors to mask when children are in attendance.
These programs are made possible in 2021 through funding from Virginia Humanities and the M. Meade Palmer Memorial Fund of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.
Upcoming Webinars & Lectures
“The Carnage Was Fearful”: The Battle of Cedar Mountain
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 PM
Join us as the museum returns to live lectures! This program will also be live-streamed on Facebook Live.
The Battle of Cedar Mountain, fought August 9, 1862, was the largest and bloodiest battle in Culpeper county. Over 3600 men fell in three hours of fighting. Although frequently overlooked in histories of the Civil War, events here had major impacts on the future of the war.
Historian Michael Block, author of “The Carnage Was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain,” will share insights about the conflict gained over 20 years of research and experience as a volunteer with the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield and Brandy Station Foundation.
This program will be held LIVE at the museum. Admission is $5 per person and seating is first come, first serve. Program cost includes admission to the museum and a number of artifacts from the museum’s collection will be on display.
The program will also be streamed free on the museum’s Facebook page on Facebook Live.