Ah, the joys of public history

Kevin Levin has been following the story about the SCV’s proposal for a Jefferson Davis monument at Tredegar’s American Civil War Center.  According to his latest update, the museum’s board will be juggling this hot potato in a few days.

Whatever the final decision, it’s guaranteed to upset somebody.  Either the SCV will condemn the museum for being revisionist, or their opponents will rake them over the coals for bowing to pressure.  I pity the poor museum employee who’ll be charged with soothing all the offended parties.  Now you know why I’m glad to be spending the next two semesters in the classroom.

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