Confederacy museum could be reality in Appomattox soon





The Museum of the Confederacy has raised $6 million of a needed $7.5 million in funding for a satellite location in Appomattox.

“We’re getting really close,” said Sam Craghead, a public relations specialist for the museum. “The groundbreaking is in the foreseeable future.”

Most of the funding has come from private individuals and grants. Craghead said that after a public fundraising effort begins soon, construction could start this year.

The museum’s expected completion date is “early 2012” after a projected 18 months of construction.

The museum initially planned an opening in late 2011, but was delayed by fundraising issues and an expansion of the original museum plans.

The new design is 11,000 square feet and located on eight acres of land near the intersection of U.S. 460 and Virginia 24. The proposed site is a mile away from the Appomattox Court House National Park....

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