Newest Museum Crush

Ever since hearing Christy Coleman speak at AAM in 2016, I was excited about the creation of the new American Civil War Museum in Richmond.  I visited the Museum of the Confederacy in 2007 and recalled being moved by the intimate objects on display, but there was no encompassing meta-narrative that brought everyone's perspectives together (and it was called the Museum of the Confederacy). The newly (e)merged museum promises to deliver what neither the Museum of the Confederacy nor the American Civil War Center could on their own.

I learned more about On Monument Avenue at SEMC in Jackson, Mississippi, last year, and that in and of itself, as a work of responsive or reactive public history, is impressive.

I can't wait to visit the new museum!