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  • June 8, 2018
    By Robert Hancock, Head Curator 
     
    According to one wartime visitor to the White House, "The walls and mantels of her (Varina Davis, wife of President Jefferson Davis) reception room were almost covered with chains and all
  • May 22, 2018

    By John Coski, Historian

    Waite Rawls’ May 12th “House 200” program on President Jefferson Davis’ military aides who occasionally worked at the Confederate executive mansion begs an obvious question: Was there any kind of guard

  • May 17, 2018

    Tonight's Foundry Series event, Women Soldiers in the Civil War, features DeAnne Blanton, archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration. After

  • May 16, 2018

    We have attempted, on this blog, to explore the origins and meanings of the statues on Monument Avenue. In the process, we have seen the complexity of their original contexts and the transformation of their meanings over time.

    As we finish

  • May 7, 2018
    By Robert Hancock, Head Curator
     
    President Jefferson Davis had an official suite of offices on Bank Street in Richmond across from the State Capitol building where the Confederate Congress held its sessions. He also had

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