Civil War Era Studies
In the basement corridor of the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. is the most beautiful painting I've even seen. I've gotten the chance on a couple of occasions, while visiting the Department of the Interior Headquarters for meetings and whatnot for work to wander down outside of the cafeteria to see the mural. It is pure beauty, mostly forgotten and ignored by the folks who work in that building everyday. I get these weird looks while I stand in awe of the massive canvas, like I shouldn't stop and stare. I don't care. I take pictures. I gawk. My mouth hangs agape. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., ""...our hearts tell us there is something else out there.": Prowling the Halls of the MIB" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 119.