In conjunction with the City of Duluth's Memorial Day tribute, the Duluth History Museum is displaying photographs, memorabilia and artifacts of local military. The new exhibit opens Friday, May 27, in the Duluth History Museum at the Historic Strickland House and at Duluth City Hall. The exhibit continues until July 4.
“There are uniforms from Vietnam and the current Iraq war, pictures of local men in uniform from WWII, an old WWI portable desk, and information on the Civil War, including two books written by local writers about that era,” Judy Wilson, president of the Duluth Historical Society, said. “We have quite an extensive military library on all our conflicts from the Civil War until now for military buffs.”
“There is a copy of a wonderful letter written to our "American Soldiers" from a 14-year-old Iraqi girl. It thanks our men for saving them from terrible things done to them by Saddam Hussein. A moving picture shows our soldiers standing guard on top of a sand dune in Iraq,” she said.
The Duluth History Museum, located In the Strickland House, also contains exhibits on the history of Duluth. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children, or $10 for a family. The address is 2956 Buford Highway in Duluth. The house and grounds are also available for special events. For more information, call 770-232-7584.