The new American Civil War Museum officially opens its doors on May 4. The building transforms some of the industrial ruins of Tredegar Iron Works into a space where curators use technology and design to experience history in new ways. WCVE’s Peter Solomon has this report for Virginia Currents.
The building is a big glass box that’s built into the hillside. You enter through a freestanding arch and walk into a permanent exhibit that’s anything but a typical museum experience.