The Sutherlin Mansion, historically, was the last Executive Mansion of the Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy. Today, the Sutherlin Mansion is the home of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, telling the story of Danville, which centers on its status as the last Capital of the Confederacy before Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen, Ulysses Grant at Appomattox, Virginia.

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (Sutherlin Mansion)
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Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday : 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday : 2-5 pm
Monday : Closed

Directions: Sutherlin Mansion, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia 

Individual tours of the mansion are handled with headsets. Groups of 8 or more visitors may request a docent led tour by appointment only, by calling CB Maddox at 434-793-5644 or writing him at .

During the interview, we discussed the Annual Juried Art Show coming up in October. Details are not available for this year’s show yet, but you can follow development either through museum’s website, or you join the Danville Art League. Check out their Facebook Page

Here is a news item from the 2015 Danville Art League Annual Juried Art Show .

All in all, the Sutherlin Mansion – the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History – is a great place to visit. I encourage you to ramble on over to see it for yourself. And, when you do, make sure you are driving a safe, well-maintained vehicle.

Here’s Your Defensive Driving Tip of the Week:

Making proper turns. As you make a turn, do so from the proper lane and turn into the closest lane available to you. Make your turns as squarely as possible, moving from your lane squarely into the proper lane, rather than sort of oozing across several lanes of traffic. Make sure to use your turn signal first, to let other drivers know your intentions.

Until my next post, here’s wishing you…Safe Rambling!