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Offline Nige1940

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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2015, 05:47:48 AM »
Congratulations Smitty , that's awesome ! 

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 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2015, 10:16:54 AM »
Wow, great news! Congrats, Smitty!!
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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2015, 01:07:23 PM »
Thank you again everyone..

Your well wishes are greatly appreciated..

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2015, 08:16:58 AM »
Congratulations Smitty!  A well deserved position.  Have fun and enjoy yourself!

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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2015, 08:50:53 AM »
Congratulations Smitty!  A well deserved position.  Have fun and enjoy yourself!

Rob

Thanks Rob..

Looking forward to digging into boxes buried for years to see what's been hidden away

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2016, 07:06:52 AM »
I just wanted to bring this back up to the top and give you guys a status report.

Since I came on board here at the museum, I have been actually the curator and not the historian, but they go hand in hand with each other. I started running with my priority list.

The unorganized mess which is now my office was overfilled with garbage and junk that has been removed. The reference library which was on the other side of the building is now in my office so I have instant hands on access to the books needed. The weapons in our collection are now all cataloged and I have personally redesigned and rebuilt 7 exhibits that range from SGT Alvin York, Audie Murphy, The Sergeant Major of the Army, World War Two Homefront, The Seminole Indian Wars, the 21st Century Soldier/Leader and equipment and the 1st Armored Division Exhibits.

We are a staff of only 3 folks, 2 GS and 1 Sergeant, so we have been multi tasking, conducting tours, doing maintenance on exhibits, photographing artifacts, constructing new exhibits and other daily duties of running a museum.

We are currently working on a Civil War Color Sergeant exhibit portraying the 69th Irish Brigade at Antietam. This we are hoping to be finished in the next few weeks.

It is a never ending process here and we are always updating or modifying exhibits. We are always surprising the folks who visit on a regular basis. They are always seeing new things and not the same old stuff per say. That is what keeps them coming back..

So.. Pictures will be forthcoming when I get a few minutes..

Stay tuned..

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

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Re: It only took 7 years but....
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2016, 08:19:17 AM »
Looking forward to it brother!
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