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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2016, 02:33:01 AM »
Scott...speaking as one local military museum volunteer to another, I congratulate you and your team on your splendid efforts and wish you all the very best for the grand opening!

( Part of our group...that's me on the left in the HBTs. We recently welcomed a school party as WW2 "evacuees" and gave them a presentation in the museum on the "Homefront". It's a service we offer to the community)
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2016, 06:04:11 AM »
Scott,

The exhibits are looking great and well presented..

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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2016, 06:07:43 AM »
Ian,

The way you invite the public to your museum is wonderful. To get the children involved is especially important. It is great to see that they take an active role in preserving their history,,

Well done to you and the volunteers and children..

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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2016, 11:19:15 AM »
Ian,

The way you invite the public to your museum is wonderful. To get the children involved is especially important. It is great to see that they take an active role in preserving their history,,

Well done to you and the volunteers and children..

Smitty

Thank you kindly Leigh!  We really enjoy the interaction with the kids ( I'm a retired career teacher so it comes naturally to me!)  ;)
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2016, 09:54:56 PM »
  Thanks to everyone for all of the kind words and encouragement. As many of you already know, museums are a tough business and there is little financial support in the US for these things in the government sector, so nearly all operating expenses are from the public. I hope they like what we present and that we can make it succeed.
  Ian, I have been e-mailing school districts for the last several weeks to invite educators and administrators to come down so they can plan future trips for the kids. We actually have 2 14 year old boys doing digitizing for us and a 16 year old docent, so the future isn't totally lost! I hope we can end up having events such as your museum someday.    Scott
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2016, 01:26:47 AM »
  Thanks to everyone for all of the kind words and encouragement. As many of you already know, museums are a tough business and there is little financial support in the US for these things in the government sector, so nearly all operating expenses are from the public. I hope they like what we present and that we can make it succeed.
  Ian, I have been e-mailing school districts for the last several weeks to invite educators and administrators to come down so they can plan future trips for the kids. We actually have 2 14 year old boys doing digitizing for us and a 16 year old docent, so the future isn't totally lost! I hope we can end up having events such as your museum someday.    Scott

Scott, the National Curriculum, taught in all UK schools, contains a module on World War Two. Thus, we have a ready made audience, so to speak. We've contacted all of the local schools to offer our services...free of charge. The take up rate has been very good so far. In fact, we're due another school group on Wednesday morning!
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2017, 09:22:59 PM »
  One of our volunteers built an incredible cabinet for the large 84th Division group we have. In a huge twist of irony, the volunteers own Father served in the same regiment and battalion as that of the man whose items are displayed. He didn't know this until the cabinet was done and he asked me to look into his Fathers service in WWII. We are still working on the center section, but as you can see, it holds a television for a video presentation of all of PFC Nock's photos and art. It will be filled than covered by acrylic like the two sides with the mannequins. We are truly humbled by the woodworking abilities of our volunteers! This would have cost a small fortune to purchase.  Scott
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2017, 09:25:51 PM »
  An antique angled wood and glass cabinet that I reworked and added a pedestal to. It brings it to eye level and now it holds the groupings of Louis Siembor of the 10th Armored and Earl Roberts of the 101stAirborne. Both are "Bulge" veterans, so a bit of a theme. 
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2017, 09:28:30 PM »
   Our new 8th Air Force exhibit featuring B-17 navigator Ralph Brown.   Scott.
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2017, 11:02:52 PM »
Superb displays Scott. Would you like to lend your carpenter to us?!
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2017, 11:11:22 PM »
Superb displays Scott. Would you like to lend your carpenter to us?!

   Thanks Ian, and I would lend you Dennis, but you already have Carl! You just need to dangle a flightsuit or other AAF goodie and I bet he will come running ;D    Scott
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2017, 06:25:08 AM »
Scott,

The exhibits are incredible.. remarkable craftsmanship and talent. I hope that the research on the Soldier works out and you will be able to find information for your friend..

Thank you for updating us on the progress you have made..

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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2017, 12:57:12 PM »
Superb displays Scott. Would you like to lend your carpenter to us?!

   Thanks Ian, and I would lend you Dennis, but you already have Carl! You just need to dangle a flightsuit or other AAF goodie and I bet he will come running ;D    Scott

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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2017, 03:33:10 PM »
      So, I have been silent for a while in regards to the museum and thought I would add the reason why. On Saturday the 5th of August we will hosting an event we titled "The Summer Campaign". What started out as a simple fundraiser has evolved into a recognition ceremony for several area WWII veterans, a reunion/meeting of our 8th Air Force Navigator with a Dutch citizen who was saved by the Operation Manna/Chowhound food drops, and an unveiling of some new exhibits spaces completed by our volunteers and funded by the Home Depot Foundation! It should prove to be an interesting and busy day with ceremonies, live entertainment, and food & drink!
       Here are some updates to our exhibits starting with a new WWI trench line exhibit with bunker and built in display cases.  Scott
 
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Re: Museum Chat
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2017, 03:35:57 PM »
The trench line exhibit cases.  Scott
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