The Civil War Film Series screens the best Civil War movies, old and new, at Blacksburg’s Lyric Theatre. Visiting experts discuss the movies’ historical significance with the audience.
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.
The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies organizes field trips to explore Civil War history where it happened. Each year our Spring Campaign visits battlefields, museums, and other sites.
The Essential Civil War Curriculum is an online encyclopedia of all things Civil War–from espionage and the Emancipation Proclamation to Ulysses Grant and the Gettysburg Address.
Our Traveling Trunk of Civil War History takes the Civil War into elementary school classrooms, using a collection of objects to teach fourth-graders about slavery and the Civil War.
The Civil War Film History Project discusses some of the most well-known films on the Civil War, from “The Birth of a Nation” to more modern films, like “12 Years a Slave.”
The VCCWS is proud to support Civil War Photo Sleuth, using crowdsourcing and facial recognition technologies to identify Civil War soldiers, sailors, and civilians.
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. This resource is currently unavailable, pending an update.