Fishers, Ind.—Conner Prairie is working on a new multi-million dollar exhibit that will take visitors back to 1863 and the Civil War. The exhibit is called "The 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid On Indiana".
It will give visitors a feel of the biggest Civil War battle in the state through the use of video, live action and hands-on experiences.
In 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan took 2500 rebel raiders across the Ohio River into Indiana. Historians say Morgan thought Indiana was an easy target since so many Hoosiers were already fighting for the union in other parts of the country. He couldn't have been more wrong and this exhibit will show you why.
"It's going to be an experience like none others in the country, maybe even the world," said Ellen Rosenthal, CEO of Conner Prairie Museum.
The Civil War exhibit will open this summer and coincides with the 150th anniversary of the battle. The price to experience the exhibit will be included in the cost of admission.