Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's Vaults

Prosthetic Arm
This prosthetic arm is one of the strange artifacts you'll see in this exhibit.
Museum of the Confederacy
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (804) 649-1861
Fax: (804) 649-1460
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The Museum of the Confederacy’s collections are rich with objects that are visually interesting, have unique stories associated with them, or are just plain quirky. For years these objects, while fascinating on their own, have not fit into the Museum’s larger exhibitions. When assembled together however, these “curiosities” give an extraordinary view into the process of museum collecting and the unexpected surprises that can come from it. Featured artifacts include a hoof from the horse of Turner Ashby, jewelry fashioned from human hair, body armor, a letter from Pope Pius IX to Jefferson Davis, and numerous items struck by bullets.

Admission Fee: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for youth age 7-13, free for children under 7.

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