VMFA takes control of Confederate Memorial Chapel

The shift comes following the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ rejection of a space use agreement offer from the VMFA.

From Richmond.com:

The Confederate Memorial Chapel has begun to operate without involvement by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, whose lease on the building expired May 31.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and state Department of General Services declined to renew the lease to Lee Jackson Camp No. 1, SCV, instead offering the group a space use agreement.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Lee Jackson Camp rejected the VMFA’s space use agreement in a letter hand-delivered to museum director Alex Nyerges.

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