Named for his recently-deceased maternal grandfather, politician and diplomat John Young Mason (1799-1859), John Y. Mason Anderson posed for his portrait at the Vannerson & Jones Photographic Studios, located on Main Street in Richmond,
October 1, 2018
September 18, 2018
Make plans to join us for a book talk this Saturday with John Reeves. In his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, Reeves tells the story of the
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
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