New technology tells an old story

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE IN LIGHTS - Blue and red lights show troop movements on the new interactive display at Pea Ridge National Military Park as a video plays depicting battle scenes. John Scott, superintendent, said the new displays are designed to educate visitors about the events of the Battle of Pea Ridge which occurred March 7-8, 1862.
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BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE IN LIGHTS - Blue and red lights show troop movements on the new interactive display at Pea Ridge National Military Park as a video plays depicting battle scenes. John Scott, superintendent, said the new displays are designed to educate visitors about the events of the Battle of Pea Ridge which occurred March 7-8, 1862.

Scenes of the grueling two-day Battle of Pea Ridge are reenacted and narrated in a video while blue and red lights appear to move along an interactive map showing visitors where the Union and Confederate armies trod in the chilling days of March 7-8, 1862.

The 4,300 acres now owned by the federal government was privately-owned land, the site of many farms.

A replica gun, artillery shell and soldier’s knapsack are included in displays that can be touched. One can see just what happens when a tree is stuck by a cannon ball or when nearby cliffs are blown into deadly shrapnel.

The museum preserves scenes and facts from the battle, but also the commonly overlooked aspect of ...


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