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The Museum of the American G.I. Debuts New Exhibit

Spokeswoman Leisha Mullins visits with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber about the museum’s newest exhibit, Saturday’s D-Day 75th Anniversary event, and more.

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From the Museum of the American G.I.:

To commemorate and honor the veterans who fought in the Normandy invasion 75 years ago, the Museum of the American G.I. is hosting an event featuring women living historians, family activities and opening a new exhibit featuring maps following the first 85 days of the Normandy Campaign, a by minute timeline of D-Day, and a special highlight exhibit of Colonel James Earl Rudder.

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College Station, Texas (June 8, 2019) — The Museum of the American G.I., a 501(c)3, is debuting its newest exhibit, Day by Day: D-Day to D-Day +84, with a special event, D Day +75, on June 8. The D Day +75 event marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On Saturday only, there will be women historians present, dressed in Red Cross and Army Nurse uniforms, to inform about the helpful roles women played concerning World War II. Also, for a tax-deductible donation at the event, visitors of all ages will have the unique opportunity to see the inside of a tank or even pull the lanyard on an original WWII pack Howitzer. Kids are sure to have a phenomenal time with interactive activities. Through the D-Day to D-Day +84 exhibit, the public can follow the day by day movement of Allied and Axis troops from before the largest amphibious invasion in history to the strenuous days following it. Detailed maps and a D-Day by minute timeline will allow viewers to visualize the scale of the attacks. Information about the planning of D-Day and its extraordinary deceptions will be available as well. A special exhibit honoring the heroic Colonel James Earl Rudder will display some of his very own possessions. All proceeds raised will help fund the Museum of the American G.I.’s exhibits and maintain the museum’s collection for public display.

The Museum of the American G.I., located at 19124 Highway 6 South, College Station, TX, 77845.  One day admission is $6 for adults, $5 for veterans or seniors, $4 for children 5-17, and children 4 and under are free. The indoor facility is 100% wheelchair accessible. Parking is free of charge in the museum’s front lot.

To learn more visit:

http://americangimuseum.org/events/d-day-75-years/
http://americangimuseum.org/exhibits/d-day-day-by-day/

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Posted by on Jun 7 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Interviews, Local News for Newsletter.
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