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Sophomores Visit Civil War Museum

posted Mar 27, 2016, 8:51 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Hannah Stadel, Staff Writer

Posted October 26th, 2015

On Thursday October 15th and Friday the 16th, 10th grade SHS American Studies I students visited the Kenosha Civil War Museum for the 8th consecutive year. At the museum, Mr. Acker, a civil war reenactor, did an interactive presentation for the students. During the presentation students got a feel for what it was really like for soldiers at war. Students also had a chance to walk through The Fiery Trial exhibit. They learned more in-depth about the civil war in the Midwest by reading "newspaper stories", looking at genuine artifacts, and hearing stories from life-size mannequins. A 360 degree film, a video screened in 360 degrees in a circular room, also played at the museum. This film entitled Seeing the Elephant told the stories of three men fighting for the Union, and visually captured the reality of this war. Sophomore James Matheson shared his experience of the Kenosha Civil War Museum saying,"It was very interesting. The mannequins were somewhat creepy, but overall it was a very good museum."