Additions made to history exhibit
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:58 pm
DISPLAY GROWS — Discovery Park of America’s military history committee vice chairman Hugh Wade of Union City is continuing to add new items to the military history display at the Obion County Museum in Union City. The new exhibit opened in October and showcases items from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the current wars in the Middle East. Among the items added since open house are original World War II posters, among them a Navy poster hung by Wade. In addition to the posters is a set of four hand-drawn maps showing the path which the 79th infantry division, under the command of Maj. Gen. L.T. Wyche, took to the Rhine. Also new to the exhibit is a collection of hats and helmets, which are displayed on mannequins. Wade said since Veterans Day was this week, he hopes more people will take advantage of the display and visit this weekend and in the weekends to come. The museum is located on Edwards Street in Union City and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $2 per adult and $1 for children.
Published in The Messenger 11.13.09
Obion County Museum