When you mix the dynamics of heritage tourism with historical memory, results can be strange. For instance: the former governor of Virginia has been working to locate a national slavery museum in Fredericksburg. It's not clear that the people of Fredericksburg want this.
Now that he's running for mayor of Richmond, this former governor promises to continue working for the siting of such a museum in Fredericksburg, not Richmond.
David Holder, Fredericksburg's tourism and business-development director, said the scenario would be unusual "under normal circumstances." "On paper, I would say, yeah, it's a little weird," he said.
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