The privately funded National Museum of the Civil War Soldier near Petersburg seems to have wowed a group of visiting Spotsylvania County officials. Have a look:
What supervisors saw there impressed them and opened their eyes to the direction of historic tourism. "The era of being able to attract people by having an empty field is over," said board chairman Robert Hagan.
(Hagan pushed for the recent Tricord deal at Chancellorsville. The deal will feature an empty field.)