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No Confederate flag outside new Virginia museum

There will be no Confederate flag on display outside the new Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox, Va. when it opens Saturday. Museum president and CEO Waite Rawls admits he has taken heat for the decision. But he is adamant that the museum’s exterior “reunification promenade” is an exhibit and it is meant to show what its name implies, with row of flags from each of the Confederate states that ends with a much larger U.
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Review of the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox

History / US History : Civil War Memory (last year)

What follows is a guest post by Thom Bassett, who recently took a trip to Virginia to explore Civil War battlefields and other sites.  He took the time to visit the new MOC museum at Appomattox and sent along this review.  Thom teac... Read Post

Exploring the Rebel Yell with Waite Rawls

History / US History : Civil War Memory (4 years ago)

I am a fervent supporter of the mission of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond and its President and CEO Waite Rawls.  The museum has had to deal with some difficult financial challenges over the past few years as well as defe... Read Post

Why the Museum of the Confederacy Chose Not To Fly the Flag

History / US History : Civil War Memory (2 years ago)

I don’t have much to add to Brooks Simpson’s post about the controversy surrounding whether the new branch of the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox should fly a Confederate [...] Read Post


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