Appomattox Museum of the Confederacy Opens
Across the country, people are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Many of the battles and famous events happened here in Virgnia including the final surrender of Robert E Lees Army of Virginia at Appomattox.
The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond opened a new location in Appomattox to help educate the thousands of people who visit Appomattox each year.But for opening day there are many special events.
March 31, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A full day of programming and events begins with a special ceremony in the morning. The grounds to the Museum will open at 9:00am. Then at 10:00am, a procession including color guards, re-enactment units, and Generals Lee and Grant will lead to the Museum. Next, Museum officials and keynote speaker James I. Robertson will address visitors. Flags will be raised on the Museum’s reunification promenade and the ribbon to the front doors will be cut.
For the rest of the day, the Museum will be free and open to the public with demonstrations, living historians, and food vendors located throughout the grounds.
Visit the MOC web
- New Civil War museum at Appomattox features General Lee’s sword and uniform (gadling.com)
- Va Museum of Confederacy to open new space (mysanantonio.com)
- Va Museum of Confederacy to open new space (therepublic.com)
- Gen. Lee’s sword featured at Appomattox museum (goerie.com)