Can you tell me where the restrooms are?

This has to be the most asked question at our reception desk. As of today, I have no idea. All of the old walls, sinks, and toilets have been removed. One of the targets of the renovation is the total replacement of our existing restrooms. This is certainly one feature of the old building that no one will miss. These dingy (and a little smelly) and inaccessible restrooms will be replaced with ones that are larger and fully accessible. There will even be a special restroom in our education center that on the weekends can double as a changing area for our wedding rentals.

In everything that we do, we are hoping to create the best possible experience for our visitors. With all of the walls and ceilings out on the lower level, we are beginning to see how much more useable and open our new exhibition and education spaces will be.  

Now I bet you are wondering what the second most asked question at the reception desk is? “Is this the Museum of the Confederacy?”   Thanks to our friends at VCU new directional signage is on the way and visitors will soon be able to come directly from Broad Street on 10th to our parking lot avoiding the one-way streets and traffic. Exciting!Please join us for a Hard Hat Happy Hour and see Clay Street like no one has ever seen it on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. You can RSVP online to schedule a time to stop by.

If you would like to help keep us calm and hammering on, you can support the History Center on our secure donation page at  /give.


-Bill Martin, Director