Of holograms and smoke machines

Dopey gimmicks at the Lincoln Museum have convinced the powers controlling Mount Vernon to apply the same to George Washington's residence:
Another new attraction is a 14-minute film that uses what Mount Vernon calls "immersive technology" — the seats rumble when cannons are fired, and fake snow falls during the scene depicting the Delaware crossing.
Negative reaction is still forthcoming:
But the Washington Post's architecture critic unfavorably compared the new Mount Vernon attractions to a Disney World experience... Mount Vernon director James Rees defends the approach, saying it's a way of entertaining viewers without giving scholarship short shrift. Rees visited more than 200 museums around the world looking for ideas for the new facilities at Mount Vernon. He was particularly impressed with the new Abraham Lincoln museum in Springfield, Ill., which uses holograms and smoke machines...