Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Midwest Perspective on the Civil War at the Kenosha Museum-- Part 1

From the Feb. 19, 2015, Chicago Tribune by Donald Liebenson.

The Civil War Museum is located on the Lake Michigan lakefront in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  It opened in 2008 and attracts 75,000 visitors annually.  What makes it even more special is that it focuses on how the entire upper Midwest, not just Kenosha, was impacted by the war.

Among the museum's newest attractions is "Seeing the Elephant," a ten-minute, 360-degree movie that begins with the buildup of the war and follows a young adventurer, an abolitionist and a family man as they enlist, experience battle and reflect on how the war has changed them.  This surrounds viewers with the sight and sound of the battle and is shown on the hour.

Hey, Seeing the Elephant Is My Blog name.  Well, Past-Tense Anyway.  --Old Secesh

No comments: