• September 14, 2018

    Cadence Wilmoth is a graduate student in Museum Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and served as an intern at the museum this summer.

    In my 160 hours as an American Civil War Museum intern this summer, I had

  • September 5, 2018

    In May 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, decided to move the seat of government to Richmond, Virginia. The question arose of where to put them.

    Virginia’s capitol building, designed by Thomas

  • August 31, 2018

    Compiled by our Education Team

    Books for You as a Parent or Teacher

    There is always more to explore when it comes to history--historians ask new questions and find new sources every day. If you’re new to

  • August 23, 2018

    This is a new series where we highlight educators who work with us at the Museum and help us help other teachers. First is Joe Servis, a member of our Teacher Advisory Council and a great partner for us in the Appomattox region.

  • August 21, 2018

    On October 1, 1872, Richmond’s Central School opened with 11 teachers and approximately 600 students – all of them white in a school system that was segregated racially from the start. Richmond and other Virginia localities did not have


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