A 2 day trip (from Springfield, Mo) to visit the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Be sure your route includes Highway 7 south from Harrison, Arkansas - it's a drive not to be missed.
Dead pirate; Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs, Arkansas. From the exhibit "SHIPWRECK Pirates and Treasure" - when caught, the body of an executed pirate might be left hanging in an iron cage at the harbour entrance as a warning to all would-be pirates.
Green glass crucifix candleholder salvaged from the shipwreck, SS Republic, a Civil War-era sidewheel steamship that sank during a hurricane in October 1865 while en route from New York to New Orleans.
Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs, Arkansas.