War Happens

Wednesday 31 May 2006, 7:55 pm

Wednesday, May 31

Today, we went to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital city. It is a well-done museum, arranged in roughly chronological order, with separate rooms for each year of the war. It also devotes a room to the pre-war causes of conflict, and another room to reflection on the costs of the war. We ran out of time and had to rush through the last couple of rooms. But we enjoyed it quite a lot and we learned a lot. Our main complaints would be that the light was sometimes too low to read the text, and the lettering contrast (red with yellow shadows on translucent smoke colored plastic) was sometimes too low.

We stayed in the Harrisburg area tonight, because Mary is still not feeling well. We will leave for Lancaster and the Amish country tomorrow morning, since it's not too far down the road from here.