Stretching Skins and Stories: Taxidermy and the Confederacy as Endangered Species

When: Tue., April 24, 12-1 p.m. 2018

Join Virginia Humanities fellow Nicole Maurantonio, associate professor at the University of Richmond, for a talk on her research exploring memories of the Confederacy in 21st-century Virginia -- specifically on the meanings of the taxidermied body of Little Sorrel, Confederate general Stonewall Jackson's warhorse, which is on display at Virginia Military Institute's museum in Lexington. Reading the revered Little Sorrel as a commemorative object, Maurantonio considers the horse and the practice of taxidermy in relation to contemporary debates surrounding the meanings of Confederate monuments.

Price: Free