Museum News

White House Wednesday | Behind the Stanchions | A New Path


By Bryce VanStavern
Interpretation Supervisor

In 1988 the White House of the Confederacy opened to the public for tours after a 12-year restoration. In preparing for public tours, staff had to decide how best to guide visitors through two floors of the house. Much thought went into making those decisions, and for almost 30 years, tours of the White House of the Confederacy have followed the same path.

Historian Jack Davis to introduce new book Oct. 15 in Appomattox


By Patrick Saylor
Director, Marketing Communication

Historian William C. "Jack" Davis will introduce his latest book, "Inventing Loreta Valesquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity and Con Artist,"  Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox. Following his presentation, he will be available to sign copies of the book.

Walking tour explores Richmond history from the Civil War to Civil Rights



By Penelope M. Carrington
Creative Services Manager

If you work downtown in the vicinity of MCV or if you’ve been forced to circle the hospital parking deck more than once to find a spot, then you’ve probably passed a distinct, latte-colored building that looks more suited for old Egypt than modern Richmond. Architecturally out of place, the original home of the Medical College of Virginia firmly stands as a milestone in black Richmonders' post-Civil War struggle for civil rights.

Teachers Institute explores the complexities of Reconstruction


By Kelly Hancock
Interpretation and Programs Manager

During the week of June 27 - July 1, 16 teachers from across Virginia -- and one from North Carolina -- gathered at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond to delve into the complex era known as Reconstruction, and to discover how decisions made during this crucial time reverberate in our country today.

Enjoy Summer Programs at Historic Tredegar

Compiled by Museum Staff

Join us Saturdays and Sundays at Historic Tredegar for summer programming of hands-on demonstrations and personalized conversations. Tally Botzer, a member of the Museum’s Education team, helps to develop and implement the programs for visitors. She answered some questions for us about these programs.

What’s new and different about summer programs this year?


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