You know, some of us are old enough to remember when the "Cyclorama Center" WAS the NPS Visitor's Center, and the "Electric Map Museum" was the one next door! If you think the VC had rows and rows of guns on display in the last 20 years, you should have seen it when it was a privately owned museum. Cases literally knee-deep in rusting shell fragments. Bits of junk from all over the Civil War. A terribly uninterpreted mess, to be sure, but as a youngster just the sheer breadth of the junk on display overwhelmed me with the size of the conflict. Everything that's happened in those museums in the past 20 years has been positive, especially for the casual visitor.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty