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.