Friday, March 4, 2011

The Civil War Right Here in Illinois-- Part 1

From the Feb. 3-9th Lake County (Il.) Journal.

And this is something close to me that I might just go to, gas prices willing.

The Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois, has opened a new exhibit in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

It is called "Civil War High Tech" and as could be expected, it explores the technology and revolutionary ideas that developed and set the corner stone for today's society.

"In its day, the advances that came out of the Civil War were many, not just associated with weaponry and firearms...[like] photography, but a lot of things that we understand as just part of life today developed out of different weapons and types of communication used in the war," Katherine Hamilton-Smith, director of cultural resources said.

More to Come. --Old B-R'er

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