With Michelle doing her own thing today I decided to visit the newly renovated Virginia Museum of History. It just reopened in the last few weeks after a lengthy renovation.
It is very well done. The exhibits cover native cultures that were here first, the arrival of the British in Virginia, and a detailed look at Virginia's role in the founding and later temporary break up of the United States. Much care has been taken to make sure that the voices of the historically oppressed are represented.
Post Civil War growth, Jim Crow, and civil rights all get their fair share of time too. The Lost Cause is discussed, and gets the treatment it deserves.
For $10 a person and $5 to park it's a fair deal.