Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Museum of the Confederacy

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.moc.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Outreach and Conservation
Service Areas

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International

The Museum of the Confederacy has members from all 50 states and 13 countries. People from all over the world use the Library and Archives to do research about Confederate History and the Civil War.

ruling year

1960

Principal Officer since 2004

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Mr. S. Waite Rawls

Co Principal Officer since 2013

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Mrs. Chrity S Coleman

Keywords

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Confederate, Confederacy, CSA, Civil War, history, Richmond, Virginia, museum

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EIN

54-0699599

Also Known As

The American Civil War Museum

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center have joined forces to become The American Civil War Museum.

Programs

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Program 1

Educational Outreach and Conservation

Preserve and interpret the former Confederate Executive Mansion as the home of the Jefferson Davis family from 1861 to 1865; care for the Museum's collections relating to this era, which include artwork, uniforms, weaponry, photographs, flags, and written works in the Museum library; interpret these collections through tours, publications, exhibits, lectures, and other educational programs

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International

The Museum of the Confederacy has members from all 50 states and 13 countries. People from all over the world use the Library and Archives to do research about Confederate History and the Civil War.

Funding Needs

National Historic Landmark, The White House of the Confederacy needs continual maintenance and conservation. The preservation of artifacts housed in the White House and Richmond Museum and Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox is an ongoing expense. Providing educational programs to the public and access to the museum sites is a yearly expense of over two million dollars.

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Financials

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CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL LITERARY SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Museum of the Confederacy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. S. Waite Rawls

Co Principal Officer

Mrs. Chrity S Coleman

BIO

Waite is a native of Franklin, Virginia. He received a B.A. in English from the Virginia Military Institute in 1970 and an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975. He began his career at Chemical Bank in New York, then became Vice Chairman of Continental Bank in Chicago. Waite has also been a graduate school professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Darden School. He has co-managed a hedge fund in Greenwich, CT and was the President of a technology start-up firm before coming to the Museum as the Executive Director in January 2004.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy is one of the most sought-after destinations in the River City. With 50,000 visitors last year, the Museum is not only the most visited site by out-of-state tourists in town, but is Richmond's oldest museum. But what makes this institution so popular? Why are people continually drawn to our collection? It's the stories that are told here. Stories of men facing their mortaility day after day on the front lines, of women stepping into new roles such as nursing and weapons-manufacturing, and of African-Americans overcoming chattel slavery through craftsmanship and military service. Our collection gives voice to these people. Their stories, though varied, are inherently synonymous with Richmond. Their history is Richmond's history, and it's our job to make it available to the public in a dynamic, objective, and enjoyable atmosphere. With the Sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War upon us, now more than ever it is important for Richmonders to lay out the red carpet for thousands of tourists that will flock here in the coming years. Tourism has great potential to benefit the city economically, and studying and understanding America's bloodiest war and Richmond's crucial role in it, is critical to the emotional health of the community. The Museum of the Confederacy plays a big part in both of these undertakings, but we cannot continue to do so without your help. The Museum of the Confederacy is a private, non-profit institution. Although the "White House of the Confederacy" building is Richmond's first National Historic Landmark, we rely heavily on donations and membership to sustain the Museum's operating budget. So in considering the future of Richmond, consider the future of the Museum of the Confederacy. Help us to establish Richmond as the preeminent destination for historical tourism that it deserves to be. S. Waite Rawls III President and CEO"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Edward L. Ayers

President, University of Richmond

Term: Nov 2013 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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