Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's Vaults

The Museum of the Confederacy’s collections are rich with objects that are visually interesting, have unique stories associated with them, or are just plain quirky. For years these objects, while fascinating on their own, have not fit into the Museum’s larger exhibitions. When assembled together however, these “curiosities” give an extraordinary view into the process of museum collecting and the unexpected surprises that can come from it. Featured artifacts include a hoof from the horse of Turner Ashby, jewelry fashioned from human hair, body armor, a letter from Pope Pius IX to Jefferson Davis, and numerous items struck by bullets.

Event Dates/Times

1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for youth age 7-13, free for children under 7.