Restoring a National Historic Landmark

The White House of the Confederacy

As we continue to deliver on our mission to explore the stories and legacies of the Civil War, we remain very thankful for the generosity of our patrons, a generosity that allows us to continue to provide educational programming as well as continuing to expand our world-class collection of artifacts.
We are excited to share that a generous patron has offered to match, dollar for dollar, any donation made towards the restoration of the White House of the Confederacy, our largest artifact, up to a maximum of $50,000. With the added help of this anonymous donor any contribution you can make now will go even further.
In 1818 the president of the First Bank of Virginia, John Brockenbrough, commissioned legendary architect Robert Mills—the man behind the Washington Monument, the U.S. Treasury Building, and Richmond’s Monumental Church—to design him a home. The resulting property is still one of the finest examples of 19th-century American architecture in the city and one that has stood as a witness to history for 200 years. Serving as the Confederate Executive Mansion, the Headquarters of Union forces during reconstruction, and one of the first public schools in Richmond after the war, the house at 1201 East Clay Street has seen two centuries of American and Richmond history. The restoration of this National Historic Landmark is one of the key goals for the ACWM.
Restoring a structure with such a storied history is an ongoing commitment. The impeccable facilities team of the ACWM contend with the ever-present foes of historic homes—moisture and UV light—masterfully, but the resources your contribution can provide will allow them to ensure this iconic home remains accessible for generations to come.
If you would like to donate, and double the impact of your gift by participating in this challenge match, make a contribution over the phone and call Jake Huff, Member and Donor Coordinator, at (804)649-1861 Ext. 144.