Civil War Class in Charlottesville beginning February 4

The Albemarle Historical Society will be offering an all-new class about the U.S. Civil War, with a focus on Central Virginia. Class dates February 4 – March 18, 2019.

Award-winning author and celebrated Charlottesville historian Rick Britton will teach this fascinating course about the U.S. Civil War, as part of  the Charlottesville Center for History and Culture’s all-new Personal Enrichment Class program. The class will be offered from 6:30-8:30pm over seven consecutive Monday evenings beginning February 4 and running through March 18. All classes will be held in City Space on the Downtown Mall (with convenient parking in the attached Market Street Garage).

Rick will offer an engaging, deep dive into a number of particular battles and personalities, what happened to those from Central Virginia who fought in the war, the critical role of human slavery that led to the conflict and the impact of the South’s Lost Cause narrative that emerged in the wake of the war. This class is ideal for local history buffs and recent transplants alike, all are welcome. More information about class topics is here:

Tuition is $140 for non-members and $95 for members. Non-member tuition includes an annual membership in the Historical Society. To register for Rick’s class, you can call the historical society at (434) 296-1492 OR send an email to Sign up now as seating is limited.

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