The War Comes Home

Mourning Dress
Mourning Dress
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
Toll Free: (855) 649-1861
Fax: (804) 649-1460
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How did the war affect the southern people? How did it alter daily life and accustomed roles and responsibilities? How did people cope with shortages caused by the federal naval blockade, the erosion of slavery, and the destruction of property? How did families and communities cope with death on an unprecedented scale? “The War Comes Home” will address these and other questions. The exhibit will feature such popular objects as wartime “ersatz,” or substitute items, slave-made textiles and baskets, mourning dresses and jewelry, smuggling dolls, and documents and possessions of women who worked in Confederate hospitals and in the Treasury Departments.

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

Last Updated: 1/10/2014 3:42 PM
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