Saturday, April 21, 2012
Observations from VAM's VCU Work-Study Students
The American Civil War views the impact on both sides (Union and Confederate) as well as how African-Americans were affected. These three viewpoints presented by the exhibit allow vistors to better empathize with each individual group. The amount of information available at The American Civil War Center is staggering. Two floors hold countless facts about the war that stretch around the room in a circular fashion. If historical architecture is of interest, a visit here could prove worthwhile as the exhibit consists of the remaining buildings from the old ironworks site.
Both the American Civil War Center and the Virginia Historical Society do an excellent job at showcasing the American Civil War. Both provide fascinating details of the war. The best decision for anyone, regardless of his/her knowledge of American history, would be to attend both sites. For more information about either site, please visit their websites at http://www.tredegar.org/ & http://www.vahistorical.org/