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We present this re-creation of PT Barnum’s American Museum as a lens ...

We present this re-creation of PT Barnum’s American Museum as a lens into mid-19th century New York City and antebellum America. The Lost Museum website offers visitors a visualization and spacial interpretation of this extraordinary institution as well as an innovative way to learn and teach about the many issues and events of the period. The Lost Museum website is composed of four sections:|
“Who Burned Down the Museum?,” solve a mystery while exploring a 3-D environment|
“Explore the Museum,” explore the 3-D environment without the mystery|
“Search the Archive,” a database of primary documents related to museum exhibits|
“Visit the Classroom,” support materials for teaching and learning

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
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City University of New York