On Friday, information began to circulate regarding the merger. http://richmag.com/news/blogs_the408.php
As of this writing, there has been no public statement issued from Rawls, or any other Museum official, to confirm or deny the reports.
News of the possible merger comes as no surprise to anyone who has been following Rawls and his "transformation" of the MOC. The "official" Sesquicentennial commemoration in Richmond and the Commonwealth is nothing more than a convenient conduit to highlight emancipation and slavery, and the MOC has been marching in step with Tredegar and the VHS in their "interpretation" of the Confederacy for some time.
Va Flaggers stood vigil at the Museum of the Confederacy from 10:30am – 3:00pm. Traffic was heavy and we spoke with lots of folks as they entered and exited the museum.
The majority of people we talked with agreed with us that the Museum of the Confederacy should retain its name, and its autonomy.
Meanwhile, across town, 10 Flaggers gathered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to protest the illegal removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.
More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.261889363936356.1073741907.186485551476738&type=1
Our next flagging is TOMORROW afternoon, Tuesday, July 30th, 3:00 p.m. - Dusk. Join us on the Boulevard in Richmond, and be a part of those taking a stand for our ancestors and the flags under which they fought and died.
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RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
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Tuesday, July 30th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, 3:00 p.m. - Dusk
Thursday, August 15th: Susan will be traveling to Emporia to speak at the monthly meeting of the John. R. Chambliss, Jr. Camp # 1779, SCV, 7:30 p.m., at the Emporia Library.
Sunday, September 29th : SAVE THE DATE, Va Flaggers 2nd Anniversary Celebration/Picnic
April 19, 2014: Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.