The Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría in Alajuela is opening a new exhihit today on the war the country fought in 1856 and 1857. The war is called the national campaign, and it pitted Costa Rica against the Nicaraguan forces of U.S. filibusterer William Walker.
The new exhibit is called Caminos de Libertad or “Roads of Liberty.” The official opening will be at 11 a.m.
The museum spent 120 million colons or about $240,000 to produce this exhibit, which includes dioramas and articles from the war, including personal documents. The exhibit developed with the use of historians, educators, visual artists and professionals in communication, said the museum.