A few years ago the Kenosha (Wisconsin) Public Museum (where I am Curator) built a new 50,000 square foot building Natural History along the shore of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee. Now we are building a 60,000 square foot Civil War museum too.
The museum will concentrate on the Upper Middle West (WI,MN,IL,IA,MI,IN) contributions to the war, how it effected the area, where the men fought etc. The exhibit concept has been completed and the architectural concept is well under way. The museum budget for building and exhibits is 14.8 million.
Also, just to let people know, the museum is accepting donations of Civil War items especially those related to the Upper Middle West. No donation is too small. Interested persons should contact me off list at my work email: email@example.com. To check out the current museum go to www.kenosha.org/museum. Thanks.
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