December 18, 2017

Virginia Museum of the Civil War

When Peggy and Bill visited last week, they expressed an interest in seeing the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. I've been there several times but not since it was refurbished.
Glass Mural by Ami Shamir.
Part of a Large Mural Showing Richmond in 1861.
The film about the VMI Cadets is still shown, and the gorgeous stained glass wall is still on display. The general layout of the exhibit hasn't changed as far as I could tell, but the graphics seem larger, brighter, and more appealing. There's a new exhibit on guns, and displays on the African American experience are being developed.

The museum sits in a 300-acre park on New Market Battlefield. Buildings of the Bushong Farm still stand as they did when the battle took place here in 1864. 

It was good to have my sister visit. She lives in Kentucky now and I miss her.

I'm sharing this post with Monday Murals, Mosaic Monday, and The Barn Collective.


  1. What a fascinating place to visit made even better because your sister & her husband were there with you too. Precious time together.
    Thanks for being a big part of MM this year, chatting with everyone is the highlight of my blogging week.
    Merry Christmas from Normandy and see you in 2018.

  2. ...wonderful, but the last one captures my eye. Thanks Linda for stopping by, I hope that you have a Merry Christmas.

  3. An interesting display, Richmond was huge even then

  4. That is a museum I would very much like to see.

  5. The stained glass window seems so intricate. It must take a very long time to plan the design and cut al the pieces. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  6. So nice for you to spend time with your sister.
    I love the stained glass window.

    All the best Jan

  7. So nice that you got to visit with your sister. I love the stained glass.

  8. Thanks for providing good information,Thanks for your sharing.



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