PA Civil War Road Show
On June 4-5, 2011, the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society had the privilege of hosting Northumberland County's PA Civil War Road Show.
A Unique, Traveling Exhibition and Heritage Tourism Experience
From 2011 to 2015, the PA Civil War Road Show will travel to all 67 counties across the Commonwealth.
The Road Show conveys stories of the many different ways Pennsylvania's men, women, children and communities experienced the Civil War, both on the battlefield and the home front.
In addition, the Road Show features a "Share Your Story" recording booth, where visitors will be invited to share their own Civil War-era family photographs, artifacts and other materials and stories — digitally and/or orally — to be uploaded into a public, online repository that will grow as the show travels.
At the Road Show, visitors had the opportunity to:
- See and hear how Pennsylvanians impacted the Civil War and how it transformed their lives.
- Learn about Pennsylvania’s role in the War—statewide—through a large, interactive map.
- View animated stories that reveal Pennsylvanians' experiences through dynamic images and sound.
- Peer through sets of lenses to see a show of stereoscopic photographs—the original 3-D experience—taken during the Civil War era.
- Listen with personal audio devices to actors reading from letters, diaries and newspapers, while paging through hands-on flipbooks.
- Scroll through hands-on, illustrated "story strips" that tell engaging stories in a child-friendly style.
- See objects and clothing that bring stories to life.
- Interact with specific stories through physical, hands-on activities.
- See a display of significant Civil War-era, locally owned material contributed by the respective communities’ historical institutions.