Huge Grand Opening Expected at Museum of Confederacy
WSET-TV Channel 13 ABC The Heart of Virginia Shared this (here is an excerpt):
Appomattox, VA - The finishing touches are taking place at the Museum of the Confederacy
. In just a matter of weeks, thousands of people will descend on Appomattox for its grand opening.
They're expecting as many as 5,000 people at the grand opening ceremony alone. Already, it's offered a few people some jobs, an uptick in tourism and a slight increase for businesses, but even more, it's giving the people of Appomattox some hope.
Piece by piece the customized cases are coming together.
"They are what we consider, coming home," said Sam Craghead, who handles public relations for the museum.
It starts with a display for General Robert E. Lee's surrender sword.
"The sword hilt will be here with the point down," said Sam Craghead, pointing to the spot where the sword will be.
The rest of the artifacts will tell the Civil War's story chronologically.
"In these cases, this area is talking about the time leading up to the Civil War, the beginning of the war and then a brief overview," he said as he walked by the empty glass cases.
The clock is ticking because between 200 and 300 artifacts will move into these enclosures before the grand opening on March 31. Read the entire article here
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