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Museums Aren’t Forever. The Jefferson Davis Presidential Home, Library and Museum – Revisited.

March 21, 2017

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“Museums are forever. At least that is what we’ve come to believe.” Thus began an interesting abstract by Steven Lubar, Lukas Rieppel, Ann Daly and Kathrinne Duffy entitled, Lost Museums, recently published on Museum History Journal’s Facebook page. (Yes, there IS more to Facebook than dog videos and pictures of cute kids.) The abstract points out […]

April, 2011. Richmond, Virginia – Confederate White House and Museum of the Confedercy

December 18, 2011

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The Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederate White house sit in the shadow of the tall buildings of modern downtown Richmond, Virginia. The museum contains an amazing number of original uniforms, firearms, battle flags and photographs.  It even has Robert E. Lee’s personal items used in his headquarters tent, which was hauled along wherever […]

December, 2011. Biloxy, Mississippi – Jefferson Davis and Beauvoir

December 16, 2011

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When we visited Beauvoir in 2005 right after Hurricane Katrina, we were sure Jefferson Davis’ retirement home at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico was damaged beyond any hope of repair. After being smashed in the face with a 20-foot wall of water, its future did not look good – at least, not to […]