Civil War Soldiers
Gene Wright’s “Gallery of Civil War Soldiers” tells a hundred short stories of the Civil War. This collection is the life’s work of local history teacher/professor Mr. Gene Wright, who has hand-decorated over 150 life-size mannequins, all dressed in authentic replicas of Civil War era uniforms or clothing and each mannequin has his or her own story along with it. From a twelve-year-old drummer boy, to the Grey-beard Regiment, to the woman who served as a man, each mannequin shines a light on a special moment in history. Each mannequin has a short story in front of it, bringing it to life!
The permanent exhibit is on the third floor of the museum with the union in the north room and the confederates in the south room. This is a must see one of a kind display that you can spend hours looking at!