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Civil War Trust


Calling K12 educators, museum professionals, and public historians: Join us in Richmond!

Support the Teacher Institute


The Teacher Institute will be based at the Omni Richmond Hotel

Omni Richmond Hotel

100 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Please make your reservation in our group's room block at the Omni Hotel

National Teacher Institute

Richmond, Virginia

Professional Development for Educators

Join us for our 2016 National Teacher Institute. We will explore the rich and varied Civil War history of Richmond, Virginia, and its environs. Attendees will participate in workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and battlewalks with some of the best historians and teachers in the United States.

The event is free (with a refundable deposit) — and travel scholarships are available!

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Tentative Event Schedule

Thursday, July 14

  • 5:00pmRegistration Opens
  • 6:00 pmOpening Dinner
  • 6:45 pmSaving Dirt, Sam Smith

Friday, July 15

  • Breakfast on your own
  • Optional self-guided walks and programs
  • 12:00 pmLunch
  • 12:45 pmUnfurling the History and Memory of the Confederate Battle Flag, Kevin Levin
  • 1:20 pm to 5:00 pmWorkshops
  • 6:15 pmOptional Cocktails
  • 7:00 pmDinner 
  • 7:45 pmRichmond Photo Extravaganza, Garry Adelman

Saturday, July 16

  • 7:00 amBuffet Breakfast
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pmBattlefield Tours
  • The Bloody Battles for Richmond
  • In the Trenches at Petersburg
  • 400 Years on the Peninsula
  • 6:15 pmOptional Cocktails
  • 7:00 pmKeynote Banquet
  • 7:45 pmHave We Lost A Sense of History? Bud Robertson

Sunday, July 17

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 amBuffet Breakfast
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 amTours of Historic Richmond
  • Hollywood Cemetery
  • Lincoln in Richmond
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