The museum and other buildings were once part of a gentleman’s farm and now house exhibits of significance to Lake County. Their holdings range from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives to Civil War letters to fossils found in the county.
There was a lot to see, especially the “Modern Masters” art exhibit and the history of Lake County displays. It was worth walking through, and I do want to get back to take a look at the postcards. That should be a post for another day!
It was nice, with a great feeling of well-being and camaraderie. It felt like a campground, not just a camp.
I was kind of envious!
So, my overall impression? A very cool, instructive and important event that everyone should see at least once. It’s not just dress-up. These people take their activities seriously and try to be as historically accurate as possible. It opens your eyes to the hardships and realities of our ancestors, our common history as Americans, and, even 150 years later, some truths about the most influential event in this country’s history.
I was glad to go. The hubby? Maybe not as much!