• 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
  • May 2, 2018

    By Waite Rawls, Foundation President 

    Like any other Chief Executive and Commander in Chief, Jefferson Davis was surrounded by many people who gave him advice. He listened to some and heeded their advice. He ignored others.


  • April 30, 2018

    By Christopher Graham
    Mellon Guest Curator 

    To further the American Civil War Museum’s mission to explore the Civil War from multiple perspectives, the Andrew W. Mellon team is traveling around the world!

  • April 20, 2018

    By John M. Coski, Historian


    The Museum’s April “House 200” program, “Seizing Freedom,” offered an immersive tour of the Confederate White House that considered the motivations and actions of African-Americans who escaped


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