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SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VIRGINIA

Appomattox: An End and a Beginning

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Program #15625RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant met on April 9, 1865 at the house of Wilmer McLean in the little village of Appomattox Court House, Va. At the conclusion of the short meeting terms had been arranged that set the stage for Reconstruction and the rise of regional differences that persist today. Through lecture, anecdotes and expert-led exploration of the Appomattox site learn the real significance of the Confederate surrender in 1865.


Highlights

• Trace the events of the Civil War and General Robert E. Lee’s ascendancy to the leadership of the Confederate Forces that led up to the historic scene at Appomattox.
• Visit the birthplace of Booker T. Washington who rose from slavery and abject poverty to become a respected educator, early African American Civil Rights leader and advisor to three U.S. Presidents.
• Cap the program off with an evening of unique regional entertainment.

Coordinated by Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Center.


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Sep 14 — Sep 17, 2015 $545  
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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Performances

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