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Houston's Museum of Natural Science Presents "Discovering the Civil War"

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Houston’s Museum of Natural Science opened ‘Discovering the Civil War’ exhibit recently. It contains a fresh look at a period of American history blurred by time and is divided into twelve themed areas. The experience is enhanced through touch screens and other media. Visitors to the exhibit will get to participate in “unlocking secrets, solving mysteries, and uncovering unexpected events from this pivotal point in American history.”

Each of the themed areas is based on a historical document and has photos, letters, and diary entries to help visitors draw their own conclusions surrounding the civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation will be there on February 16th through the 21st from 9am to 9pm only. This special document was ‘issued on Jan. 1, 1863, declaring that "all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Plan to visit as often as possible, however mark your calenders for the final special event and see the Emancipation Proclamation in person. Ticket are available in person or  online.