Explore Carolina Rising
MAIN ENTRANCE / RECEPTION AREA
RENDEVOUS TO LEARN
Carolina Rising’s entrance way and reception area requires one of the most significant structural changes proposed to the building.
The gangway and “muster grounds” reception area will provide needed space to organize and orient school groups. The floor will also provide access to an ADA accessible elevator and stair system.
Guests will interact with the characters and environment of the Southern Campaign through state-of-the-art 3D video technology.
THE FAIR FOREST
IMMERSE. INTERACT. LEARN.
The Fair Forest is surrounded by LED walls. As guests enter the Fair Forest, they will be immersed into the woodland environment that Cherokee County once was. As guests put on their VR headsets, they will see the Fair Forest turn into an interactive exploration of the events and stories surrounding the Southern Campaign.
Carolina Rising will produce custom short films (3-5 minutes) about key characters and places that tell the story of our nation’s freedom. Motion activated controllers will allow participants to control the 3D view area within the video environment.
This multi-purpose space will accommodate both small and large groups. The large screen can remain viewable in its entirety or be divided and provide for a custom experience for different users.
Each year, Carolina Rising will produce new films to not only increase the Center’s storytelling library, but also increase return visitation rates. A special curriculum will be developed for middle school students, emphasizing key concepts communicated through each film.
DR. BOBBY G. MOSS
LIVING HISTORY ROOM
THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN ON DISPLAY
Located in the rear section of the lower lever, the Living History room is dedicated to the late Bobby G. Moss, a renowned local historian whose work has unveiled much concerning the men and families of the patriot militia, loyalists, and British forces.
The Living History room will feature elements of the Bobby G. Moss collection, which includes artifacts and letters associated with Revolutionary War soldiers. The room is anchored by state-of-the-art, table-high touch screens that provide an interactive guide to the Southern Campaign. This epic gallery will combine artificial intelligence with Cherokee County legends and history to engage guests in the tensions of the Southern Campaign. Contents within the glass enclosures will help tell stories of America’s earliest patriots and loyalists. Other features include life-sized historic artifacts and artistic wall murals that portray the essence of specific Southern Campaign battles.
The open floor space provides an opportunity to host small receptions and gatherings.
TURNING POINT OF THE REVOLUTION
The Virtual Theater will conclude guests’ visits to Carolina Rising by placing them in center of one of the most critical battles of the American Revolutionary War. After exploring the events surrounding the Southern Campaign and meeting the local patriots and loyalists who lived through the war, guests will watch everything they have witnessed clash together in the two-part grand finale of the Southern Campaign. As an emotional conclusion to the Carolina Rising Revolutionary Experience, guests will become a part of the battles that waged brother against brother, and families agianst friends.