High-tech digital movie experience in the Civil War Museum
The Civil War Museum, at 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin, is one of Civil War Museums in the United State. The Civil War Museum opened in 2008 and focuses on the contributions of the Upper Middle West – Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Michigan – to the Civil War. These seven states sent over one million men to serve in the Union army while providing much of the food and raw materials necessary for the northern states to carry on the war. Men, women and children from various ethnic backgrounds experienced life during and after the war in different ways. It is through these unique stories that the museum visitor learns about the causes and effects of the Civil War and its impact on the region.
Visitors can learn Civil War history with life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology... The high-tech digital movie experience allows visitors a glimpse for old battles. One of just a handful of venues nationwide using 360* degree movie technology, the Civil War Museum movie focuses on the personal experiences and accounts of citizen soldiers. Using letters, journals and diaries, the script follows several soldiers as they leave home and hearth, train with their troops, face battle together and ultimately deal with the consequences of war. The high technology film encircles viewers and thrusts them into the middle of a Civil War battle. It is the very large screen 360°, visual and sound effects, and ground motion enhance the experience. The film typically plays once every hour. Through the use of high tech digital movie and old stories, the Museum also explores how the Civil War impacted the people on the Western home front before, during, and after the war by connecting the prewar causes to the postwar effects.
The museum also has monthly program for people. Participants are engaged in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, object handling and other multi-sensory activities.