Programs and Projects

civil war film

The Civil War Film Seriesscreens the best Civil War movies, old and new, at Blacksburg’s Lyric Theatre. Visiting experts discuss the movies’ historical significance with the audience.

mapping

Mapping the Fourth of July in the Era of the Civil War is a digital humanities project revealing how Americans commemorated their nation’s founding during its greatest crisis.

sources

Civil War Sources offers easy access to the countless digitized primary sources in Civil War era history that are available online. You can browse or search over one hundred databases.

civil war weekend

The Civil War Weekend takes place each March on the campus of Virginia Tech, attracting alumni and many others. Leading historians share their latest research on a wide range of Civil War topics.

spring

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies organizes field trips to explore Civil War history where it happened. Each year our Spring Campaignvisits battlefields, museums, and other sites.

curriculum

The Essential Civil War Curriculum is an online encylopedia of all things Civil War–from espionage and the Emancipation Proclamation to Ulysses Grant and the Gettysburg Address.

newspaper

The Civil War Newspapers project provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in the Civil War with easy access to indexed articles from the Macon Daily Telegraph.

trunk

Our Traveling Trunk of Civil War History takes the Civil War into elementary school classrooms.

reconstruction

Our Legacies of Reconstruction speaker series explores the complicated consequences of Reconstruction, 150 years on.

SW

The Civil War Driving Tour of Southwest Virginia brings the war in our region to life through interactive text, images, and maps.