The origins of Richmond’s most contested and beloved boulevard. This exhibit is a partnership between the American Civil War Museum, the Library of Virginia, The Valentine , and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
An exploration of voting rights in the Civil War era and how the 15th Amendment changed everything, but did little.
A short history of how the Confederate battle flag acquired its many meanings: pride of the Confederate fighting man and symbol of his memory, emblem of white supremacy and racial terror, an icon of regional identity, and a vessel for culture war politics today.
Learn about the individual lives and stories of the domestic staff at the Confederate President’s House.
As a mirror in which Richmond views itself, and by which it has encouraged outsiders to view it, Monument Avenue has reflected a variety of meanings and evolving values in a changing city.
Placing two Richmond protests side-by-side suggests enduring questions about protesting in America.