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Civil War Museum (est. 2008)

The Civil War Museum is like no other Museum in the Nation.

(262) 653-4141 5400 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm Official site

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Hype Now Showing ONLY at the Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI-"Seeing The Elephant" a 360° Movie Experience
Hype Civil War Movie "Seeing The Elephant" a powerful, multi-sensory 360 degree, digital movie, that takes the audience through what is best described as an experience.
Hype "Seeing The Elephant" is narrated by nationally recognized, award-winning, broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis.

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Located in Kenosha Wisconsin, the Civil War Museum is like no other museum in the country. The 15,000 square foot permanent exhibit gallery showcases significant Civil War artifacts important to the regional and national Civil War story. Through state-of-the-art audio and video technology, life-size dioramas, a 360° Movie Experience, and interactive engaging exhibits, visitors travel back in time and experience the history that influenced the social, political and economic outcomes of the Civil War. The newest addition, and featured centerpiece of The Fiery Trial, is the 360° Movie Experience, “Seeing The Elephant”. Seeing The Elephant, is a high-tech, 360 degree, digital movie, that takes the audience through what is best described as an experience. The technology required to achieve this unique event is offered only by a handful of venues throughout the nation. Seeing the Elephant is a powerful, multi-sensory film with a ‘moving cyclorama’ referring in part to huge in-the-round paintings that caused a popular sensation more than one hundred years ago. The film offers an authentic, and historically accurate, glimpse of a soldier’s first encounter with combat; what the soldiers referred to as Seeing The Elephant. (a phrase used in the Civil War to describe the experience of combat) The movie runs every hour on the hour beginning at 11 am. The movie’s Trailer and photographs of the filming of the movie can be viewed at The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha’s lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan. Our Museum tells the personal stories of the men, women and children before, during and after the \

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