APPOMATTOX — The War Between the States began 150 years ago. It ended four years later in Appomattox.
A new Confederacy Museum is in the works in Appomattox; it's just one way the anniversary of the Civil War is helping garner interest in the town.
"In this county alone, in Appomattox Co., 60% of the families had slaves," said Mike Brennan, a park ranger and historian at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Brennan was the first guest lecturer in a new monthly series about the Civil War, started to celebrate the war's 150th anniversary.
"It's a topic, the Civil War, that gets tremendous interest here in the United States and overseas," said Linda Lipscomb, future director of the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox.