Designs unveiled for new Richmond Civil War museum scheduled to open in 2016

The American Civil War Museum on Monday unveiled preliminary designs for its new museum building in Richmond.

The new building, a joint enterprise of the Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, is to be built at the site of the Tredegar Iron Works on the James River.

Groundbreaking is tentatively set for early next year, and the new museum could be open by July 2016, according to a museum announcement.

As a result, Historic Tredegar’s “In the Cause of Liberty” exhibit, located in Tredegar’s foundry building, may close as early as Thanksgiving to make way for construction, the announcement said.

Mike is a general assignment reporter who also covers Washington institutions and historical topics.
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