Donation to Museum of the Confederacy. Museum has since been renamed the American Civil War Museum.
The American Civil War Museum comprises three sites: The White House of the Confederacy and Historic Tredagar, both in Richmond, and The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox in Appomattox Virginia. It maintains a comprehensive collection of 15,000 documents and wartime artifacts including 500 original battle flags, weapons, manuscripts, Confederate Imprints (books and pamphlets), and photographs the Civil War. In November 2013, the Museum of the Confederacy merged with the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. The new combined institution was renamed the American Civil War Museum. The Museum of the Confederacy was founded 25 years after Lee’s Surrender in Appomattox in the historic home that served as the White House of the Confederacy.
Expansion of Tredegar Iron Works
The museum is in the process of constructing a major new building on the site of the historic Tredegar Iron Works in downtown Richmond. The new building will feature more than 7,000 square feet of new gallery space for permanent and changing exhibitions of items from the museum’s renowned collections of Civil War artifacts, as well as an “immersion theater” highlighting Richmond’s role in the war. The 8.9 acre site also will feature a new outdoor exhibit, living history demonstrations, and a new Family Resource Center, to be located in the historic Administration Building. Groundbreaking and site preparation for the outdoor exhibit will take place in early 2018. Those projects will include a reconfiguration of the site’s landscaping, repair of the historic canal wall and leveling of the grounds on the site’s upper level.