I missed Richmond on my whirlwind trip to DC, but it looks like my frown might be turned upside down: A new museum is born! Huzzah!
In a joint announcement, the museums said the new historic attraction in the former capital of the Confederacy has yet to be named, but $20 million has been committed to its construction. Ground will be broken in 2014, with an expected opening the following year.
The new museum will be located along the James River, at the Tredegar Ironworks, where many of the South’s cannons were forged during the war. It’s also the home of the Civil War Center.
The museums said that bringing together both institutions will “further establish Richmond as the foremost Civil War destination in the United States.”