Exhibit: House of the Lost Cause

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Lost Cause Exhibit courtesy the American Civil War Museum.
Lost Cause Exhibit courtesy the American Civil War Museum.

American Civil War Museum

1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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“House of the Lost Cause” focuses on how actions of the people who lived and worked in the House contributed to the development of the Lost Cause. The use of artifacts, text, and images demonstrate how the Davis family, who lived in the House during the Civil War, and the Confederate Museum played a role in a part of history that affects the current culture.

Featured in the exhibit are the women of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, the founders of the Confederate Museum, which was located in the White House of the Confederacy (1861–1976). The prominent role of the CMLS played in the Lost Cause is highlighted through correspondence and photographs.

The exhibit opens December 14, 2019 and is designed to enhance the visitor experience of the guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy.

ACWM White House of the Confederacy is open daily from 10AM–5PM.

Learn more about this exhibit in Virginia Mercury »

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