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“Seeing The Elephant” Film

Civil War Museum

Inside The Fiery Trial Gallery – admission required

Seeing the Elephant is the term Civil War soldiers used to describe their first experience with combat. This high-tech digital movie experience in The Fiery Trial Exhibition gives visitors a glimpse at “the Elephant.” One of just a handful of venues nationwide using 360° movie technology, this 10-minute film incorporates visual and sound effects as well as ground motion to enhance viewers’ movie experience.

The story follows three characters: a young man seeking adventure, a patriotic family man, and an abolitionist – from enlistment to their first taste of combat. All three face battle together and ultimately deal with the consequences of war. Mr. Bill Kurtis narrates the film.

The 10-minute film plays on the hour in The Fiery Trial gallery.


General admission for Fiery Trial Exhibition – $9
Kenosha City and Town of Somers residents for Fiery Trial Exhibition – $5
Friends of the Museums members for Fiery Trial Exhibition – Free
Youth ages 15 and under, accompanied by an adult for Fiery Trial Exhibition – Free

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