Friday, December 17, 2010


[Press Release from Museum of the  Confederacy]

RICHMOND, Va. -- J. E. Jamerson & Sons Selected as General Contractor for Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

Richmond, VA: The Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Confederacy has selected the firm of J. E. Jamerson & Sons as general contractor for the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

Established in 1947, the company has been involved as general contractor for many construction projects in central Virginia, including: the renovation and restoration of The Surrender Grounds of the Appomattox Court House National Park, Sandusky Middle School (Lynchburg, VA,) and the Campbell County (VA) Citizens Services Building.

“We are excited to be chosen as the general contractor for the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox,” said Phillip Jamerson, President of J. E. Jamerson & Sons, “The Museum will be important to the economic development of Appomattox, as well as to the region.”

“Selection of J.E. Jamerson & Sons as the general contractor was based on its proven track record with institutional projects within the region,” stated Matthew G. Thompson, Jr., Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “The fact that Jamerson & Sons is located in Appomattox was definitely a plus.”

Riggs Ward Design, of Richmond, VA, has been contracted to provide exhibition design services for the Appomattox museum. Riggs Ward’s design portfolio includes exhibition projects for The Library of Congress, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The Atlanta History Center, and the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.

The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox will be the first of three new museums within a statewide museum system. The system will also include the current museum in Richmond and the White House of the Confederacy. Site work on the Appomattox museum is scheduled to begin the first of the year, weather permitting. The projected opening of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox is Spring, 2012.

The Museum of the Confederacy is a private, nonprofit educational institution. The Museum and White House of the Confederacy are located in the historic Court End neighborhood in downtown Richmond Free parking is available in the MCV/VCU Hospitals Visitor/Patient parking deck adjacent to the Museum.

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