ECW Weekender: Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

It’s not the same as getting to visit a museum in person, but if you’re anxious to see and explore some artifacts and displays, take a virtual museum tour this weekend!

The Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum—a collaborative project between Wilson Creek National Battlefield Foundation, NPS, and Springfield-Greene County Library District—created an online experience and a treasure site of Civil War history.

The five main “exhibits” include The Road to War, 1861-1862, 1863-1865, Guerrilla Warfare, and Civil War Medicine. There are also easily accessible highlights on the museum home page for the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Native Americans and the Civil War, and African Americans and the Civil War. As you wander (aka click) through the museum, you’ll find informative text to read, lots of photographs, images of artifacts, and accounts from the era.

I enjoyed the overview informative about the Trans-Mississippi Theater and the opportunity to see some new artifacts and have a little bit of the museum experience from home.

Visit: https://www.civilwarvirtualmuseum.org/

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, editor, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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2 Responses to ECW Weekender: Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Sarah! I have found the Virtual Museum and the Ozarks Civil War Photo Archive to be two very valuable resources in the study of the Trans-Mississippi Theater.

  2. Sarah, can you please email me I want to share some information with you about the trans Mississippi. I wrote my thesis on the battle of pilot knob Missouri

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