The theme of the pavilion is "Great Moments of the American Revolution." The facade of the exhibition building forms a strikingly modern shadow box, which frames an outside projection screen for showings of a musical cartoon view of history. On display within the building are dioramas, large color transparencies and works of art.
Continental Insurance was one of the pavilions that rarely had a line, as visitors could look through the displays at their own pace. (CD #33 Set 173 #1)
Another pretty, but slow, day at Continental Insurance. (CD #15 Set 77 #13)
A Parade of Heroes. "Cinema '76," a continuous 30-minute screen show, is seen from a viewing platform that holds 200 spectators. In cartoon and song, the show tells of Revolutionary War heroes, some known to all Americans, some obscure. Among them:
Many of the people who passed by the pavilion may not have realized there was a film shown behind the Revolutionary War trio at the front entrance. (CD #27 Set 147 #2)
Battles, Maps and Paintings. A Continental soldier (the exhibitor's familiar trademark) stands inside the exhibit building in a color transparency of a painting by Tom Lovell. Dioramas show - among other things - the winter encampment at Valley Forge; the Battles of Bennington, Fort Moultrie and Long Island; and, on a simulated sea, Captain John Paul Jones's Bonhomme Richard, her guns blazing, fighting Serapis rail to rail. Also on the exhibit floor:
In this diorama view, Sgt. William Jasper is depicted raising the flag at the battle of Sullivan's Island, SC. (CD #TBD Set 301 #TBD)