From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers Alert: Danville Museum Wants Confederate Flag on Lawn Removed

MUSEUM WANTS CONFEDERATE FLAG ON LAWN REMOVED

http://m.godanriver.com/news/danville/museum-wants-confederate-flag-on-lawn-removed/article_b6314df2-4b10-11e4-ba38-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm

"The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History’s board of directors has approved a three-year strategic plan to create a new mission and vision that will drive new initiatives and partnerships.  As part of the initiative, the museum’s board of directors recently asked the city "to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History," according to a letter sent to City Manager Joe King.

The new theme for the museum, "The Last Capitol of the Confederacy, The Beginning of a United Nation," will help define the museum’s goal to be more inclusive and improve the scope of its work, according to a news release from the museum. The new theme recognizes the museum’s 40-year history and the legacy of the Sutherlin Mansion.

In the waning days of the Civil War, the mansion served as the final home of the Confederate government after the fall of Richmond. Danville is considered the "last capitol" because it marked the last time the full Confederate government met in one place before the armies in the field surrendered."

Contact information:

Danville City Manager Joe King:
(434) 799-5100
kingjc@danvilleva.gov

Danville City Mayor Sherman M. Saunders
 (434) 799-8737
sherman.saunders@danvilleva.gov

http://www.danville-va.gov/directory.aspx

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
975 Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541

Phone: 434.793.5644
Fax:     434.799.6145
Executive Director Cara Burton
cara@danvillemuseum.org

Urge the museum to withdraw their request.  Urge the Mayor and City Manager to leave the flag display AS IS!

Susan Hathaway
Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com