"Overall, the exhibit provides the most sophisticated interpretion of the
Civil War that I’ve ever experienced in a museum setting," writes Kevin M.
Levin, an instructor of American history at the St. Anne’s-Belfield School in
Charlottesville who has written extensively on the Civil War. Levin reviewed the
new museum Oct. 15 in his blog "Civil War Memory" (civilwarmemory.typepad.com).
"This is an intellectually demanding museum," says Levin, adding that Civil
War enthusiasts looking for battlefield interpretation may not have patience
with the museum’s emphasis on the complexities of home front, politics and,
The museum forces people to "step back and question their assumptions," Levin
says. "It forces people to think about issues they tend to steer clear of."
As I’ve written a number of times on this blog, the museum is well worth your time so head on down to Richmond and support this worthy endeavor.