Civil War Tails Tells the Story with Cats

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is all about history. Many families take a trip there as their children begin to study the American Civil War, so they can experience the actual battlefield and visit the many museums dedicated to the Battle of Gettysburg and the larger history of the war. One that may be especially interesting for children is Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum. This museum features expansive dioramas that illustrate the military engagements of the war, with a twist. All the tiny soldiers are cats! Look closely, and you’ll see ears and tails on all the figures.

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Civil War Tails is a project by twin sisters Rebecca and Ruth Brown who are fascinated with Civil War history and have been making clay cat soldiers to scale since they were children. Rebecca bought the Homestead Museum in 2013 as a place to display their battle cat dioramas. They are very serious about conveying the importance of the war, but think making the combatants into cats is a way to make the subject more engaging. Besides, making a cat is easier than crafting a human figure. They have recently unveiled their 10,000th cat figure! See more pictures of Civil War Tails at Facebook-Thanks, William!

(Image credit: Civil War Tails at the Homestead)

Source: neatorama

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