Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Caching in Wisc. Part 2

After our morning of geocaching and delicious lunch at The Brat Stop, we drove over to Kenosha, Wisc. to The Civil War Museum .  I've been wanting to go there since we spied it on a caching expedition earlier this year.

It's located right on the lake front so first we walked over to the walkway.  It was a beautiful, clear day, and  it was extremely windy.

They have a special exhibit set up inside honoring the soldiers from each of America's various wars.  The statues were life size and very nicely carved.  The only thing I didn't like was that the room was extremely dark (for dramatic effect maybe??) and it was really hard to see the statues.  I tried taking some pictures but they didn't turn out very well.  It's a shame because the statues were fantastic.

I like looking at the mock ups of the old newspaper headlines...

Another room was set up with Civil War artifacts in glass cases.  The items were all in excellent condition.

I liked seeing the different outfits that the women wore and the different styles of the time.

 Isn't this dress pretty?  I would have loved to wear something like this.

It was interesting to see this real cannon...

My favorite part of the museum was the period clothes that we could dress up in and then take pictures.  That was really a lot of fun!

More newspaper headlines.....

The museum had a large, rooftop terrace so when we were finished with the tour, we walked outside to enjoy the view...

Lake Michigan sure was pretty that day!


  1. I love the old clothing styles, being a girly girl those big ole dresses are beautiful to me. I would have loved to have dressed the way they did. I don't know how I would have made it without flip flops, though...lol!

    There was a lighthouse in your pic!

    What a fun adventure this was, and Lake M does look lovely!

  2. Della: I was actually thinking about you when I saw it!


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