FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: August 29, 2012
MEDORA -- In honor of all veterans and active duty armed service members, the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora invites veterans and active duty service members to view the North Dakota Remembers World War II exhibit during Armed Forces Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2012. Veterans and active duty armed service members will receive free admission. This traveling exhibit will close in Medora on September 16.
North Dakota Remembers World War II is located in the interpretive center’s temporary gallery, open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Presenting stories of North Dakotans from all branches of the armed forces and their experiences worldwide, North Dakota Remembers World War II features a selection of the more than 1,200 interviews collected through the North Dakota Veterans History Project coordinated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The exhibit also features World War II-era uniforms, medals, photographs and other artifacts related to personal experiences in the war.
Great Photographs of World War II is located in the public hallway of the interpretive center and features photographs taken by combat photographers of the U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Signal Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Office of War Information. These photographs represent some of the experiences of veterans of World War II and were compiled by the Folmer Graflex Corporation of Rochester, NY, manufacturers of the Graflex camera equipment used by combat photographers and in military aircraft.
For more information about these exhibits, call 701.872.4355. For a calendar of 2012 state historic site programs, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.2666 or visit history.nd.gov.
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