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.