The centerpiece of their display is a detailed diorama of the battlefield. It takes up 250 square feet. They also have a 30 minute video about the siege and battle. Outside, along the levee is a wall covered with murals depicting important events in Vicksburg's history. One is of the Sprague paddleboat, built in Dubuque, Iowa.
Today we will pack up and head west to a place called Poverty Point, an unlikely name for a Native American culture who built earthworks and mounds in Northeast Louisiana between 1650 and 700 BCE. We always like to look at things older than us.