This exhibit is so much more than just a painting, it is an interactive work of art. Putting aside the fact that this was a 360 degree canvas oil painting, the stunning visual effects of using artifacts as props to bring you into the scene of the battle was stunning.
When Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclomation, tens of thousands of blacks picked up the battle cry and fought side by side with Union soldiers to change the course of our Nation’s future to ensure that slavery would come to an end. If the Civil War and the battle at Gettysburg played such a crucial role in opening the floodgates to this movement, why aren’t there more black people here? This isn’t meant to be funny, it’s a serious question.
After lunch, we decided to take a quick nap and then pack up and head home a day early. Not because we don’t love camp, or our camper, or getting away from home, or the great outdoors, or exploring Gettysburg, but just because we are ready to go. It’s a long drive and we don’t want to spend the whole day Friday doing it.
Things to be grateful for today: The preservation of art.
Today’s tally: $179.46
$3.00 coffee at visitors center
$12.50 Tickets into cyclorama, film & museum
$41.69 Lunch at Dobbin House Tavern
$53.00 Gas on way home
$7.00 drinks on way home
$51.50 Gas on way home
See the final trip tally here.
CLICK HERE to read our Gettysburg adventures from Day 1.