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It’s Spring at the Kenosha Civil War Museum! New Exhibits-360° Movie Experience, Seeing the Elephant

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Civil War Museum

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 am
Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave Kenosha, WI 53140 5400 1St Ave Kenosha WI, 53140

Event Description

It’s springtime at the Civil War Museum, in Kenosha, WI, so it’s time to freshen up and roll out the new weekend workshops, day camps, kids and adult activities, and family events coming up for Spring and Summer 2014! There are so many great things planned, we can’t list them all, but here are just a few!


• Grant Vs. Lee, May 17, 2014

• Civil War Media Club: The Battle Hymn of the Republic, A Biography of the Song that Marches On, June 3, 2014

• Peruvian Cuisine, May 4, 2014


• Wisconsin Museums Week May 11-18, International Museum Day is 18th

• Train Extravaganza Weekend May 31, & June ,2014

Special Exhibits/Presentations:

• A House Divided—Illinois and the Civil War April 19 – October 19,2014

• Uncle Billy’s Boys: The 55th Illinois at Vickburg, Friday, May 9th

• Who The Heck is Abner Doubleday?: Baseball & the Civil War, June 13th

• A Soldier’s Life, Saturdays, May 17, July 19, August 16, September 20

Log on to, for the latest news, events, and exhibits. Workshops and classes fill up fast, so don’t delay!

The Civil War Museum, part of the Kenosha Public Museums, Kenosha, WI is a gem of a Midwest vacation or tourist destination. Gracing the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, this museum offers so much more than a stroll through displays of memorabilia and pictures; it’s a journey back in time. The newest attraction,“Seeing The Elephant” a 360° Movie Experience, life size dioramas, war time reenactments, and deeply personal accounts of the people who lived through it, bring the sights and sounds of battle up-close; drawing guests into the Civil War EXPERIENCE.

As part of the trio of Kenosha Public Museums, including the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, the Civil War Museum focuses on the perspective of the people of the Midwest. These six states; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, sent 750,000 of their fathers, sons, husbands and brothers, to serve the Union Army in its fight for freedom and equality for all. The Midwest not only sent soldiers to the battlefront, they were a main source of supplies necessary for the Northern States to continue in the fight.

The impact of the Civil War upon the Midwestern States is presented with stunning interactive exhibits, such as “The Fiery Trial” using state of the art museum technology, life-size dioramas, and of course, the latest contribution to the already impressive collection, “Seeing The Elephant”, a 360° Movie Experience. This production is truly one of the best Civil War attractions in the country. See the preview of Seeing The Elephant at

The Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museum, share a campus along the beautiful, scenic shoreline of Lake Michigan, with the Dinosaur Discovery Museum a short and delightful, FREE, electric streetcar ride away. All three Museums invite educational institutions, scouts, organizations, and groups of all kinds to consider the Museum’s as an excellent opportunity for the ideal field trip experience. Just 25 minutes from Milwaukee, and 55 minutes from Chicago, the Kenosha Public Museums are the perfect destination for a day or field trip. With or without tour guides, visitors of all ages enjoy this fun, and, yes, informational day out!

The Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museums, offers an alternative to the traditional reception halls and conference rooms available for receptions, weddings, and meetings. The unique, picturesque setting is the perfect venue for a variety of gatherings including class and family reunions, events, and other momentous occasions, and FREE parking.

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Civil War Museum

5400 1st Ave Kenosha, WI 53140

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