Two Richmond Museums Plan to Merge

As reported on Kevin Levin’s blog (and a host of media outlets, including Richmond’s leading newspaper), the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy have announced plans to merge by 2015.

Not everyone will welcome this news. Rumors of a merger created quite a stir in some corners of the Confederate heritage committee and led to some incomplete reporting. No doubt we’ll hear of a continuing war to eradicate Confederate heritage. It will be interesting to see whether their protests amount to anything. I’ll be interested to learn how the branch of the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox will be treated in this reorganization, as it is a Confederate museum, not a Civil War museum.

8 thoughts on “Two Richmond Museums Plan to Merge

  1. Bob Nelson November 17, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Not to pan anyone, but the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond is awesome. A lot of really fantastic, spectacular and truly historic pieces. The one at Appomattox? Well, not so much. On our trip to Virginia the last week of September, Mike Kiernan, Pete Taylor and I spent a couple of hours at the one in Richmond. Mike and I breezed through the one at Appomattox in fifteen minutes. I personally wouldn’t recommend that anyone plan a trip to Appomattox for the sole purpose of seeing the museum there. Mike and I were disappointed.

  2. James Knox November 17, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Connie Asstain is already blogging her displeasure with another poorly photoshopped pic.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 17, 2013 / 6:58 pm

      Let’s not emulate the crudeness of Connie and her friends.

  3. Joshism November 18, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    American Civil War Center has perhaps the most even-handed treatment of the Civil War I think I have ever seen so I welcome their growth.

    The Museum of the Confederacy is in an awkward location nowadays with the university hospital looming over it. Of course, while the museum can move, the Confederate White House is presumably stuck there.

  4. Toby Glass November 19, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    Connie is falsely accusing James Knox, above, of lying about the original creation of the museum’s graphic banner. When she is suppose to be a Number One defender of the Men’s Rights Movement’s crusade against female false accusers abusing the legal system. Using a tactic she utmost deplores herself. I could just never imagine in my life this ever to have happened in this reality, an honor and moral violation so henious, it would not only make her dear Confederate soldiers she worships turn spinning endlessly over in their graves, it’s a sin of magnitude that would call for a thorough moral thrasing and very much likely a banishment from the beloved CSA she finds home in.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 19, 2013 / 6:44 pm

      Ms. Chastain loves to make false accusations and fabricate motives. It is all part of her talent for composing fictional narratives. Perhaps she seeks through her blog to reach a larger audience than reads her other fictional works, and it may well be that she has realized success in this endeavor given the readership for her other writings.

      • Toby Glass November 20, 2013 / 12:39 pm

        Not going to be surprised if she turns that tactic on one of her loyal male followers.

  5. Schroeder November 20, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    Some things are better left unknown about another…. ie. Chastain – that’s better left to individuals trained in the psychiatric field.

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