RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center are joining forces to build a $30 million museum in Richmond.
The museums tells The Associated Press that the new attraction in the former capital of the Confederacy has yet to be named, but $20 million has been committed to its construction along the James River. Ground will be broken in 2014, with an expected opening the following year.
The marriage of museums will bring together two very different approaches to telling the story of the Civil War.
The Confederacy museum has a vast collection of Confederate battle flags, uniforms, weapons and other artifacts, while the Civil War Center offers narrative-based approach that uses interactive exhibits and living history events.
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