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7/31/2017 4:14:00 AM
Museum to add to veterans displays
A uniform on display during the 2015 Veterans Day program at the Yellow Trail Museum.
A uniform on display during the 2015 Veterans Day program at the Yellow Trail Museum.
The Yellow Trail Museum is planning to update its military displays to include more recent wars and items from local veterans.

Erin Anderson, a museum board member, says that the current military display only focuses on World War I and World War II. But Anderson would like to add sections and artifacts dedicated to the service of more recent veterans.

Anderson said the idea is to make the museum less of a static location and more of a constantly changing museum.

"(The) opening of the new visitor center at the Yellow Trail Museum is the most recent step in a series of changes to make the museum a more successful storyteller of the people, places, and events in the history of the northeastern Bartholomew County," she said. "The Yellow Trail Museum board members are working to improve the museum's efforts to no longer be a 'one and done' museum where once visitors have seen the exhibits they've seen everything because things rarely change. One way to do that is through changing the current exhibits and continuing to do so every few months."

The Yellow Trail Museum is looking for artifacts, photos and stories of local military service members who served post-World War II. Anderson is asking people who have things from their own or a family member's military service to consider loaning them to the museum to potentially be used in the new military exhibit. Specifically, the items should be related to residents or former residents of Flat Rock and Hawcreek townships.

She said the museum is hoping to borrow items during the length of the exhibit, which is expected to be six to eight months. If the museum determines that an item is not needed, it will be returned to the lender before the exhibit opens.

Items can be brought to the Yellow Trail Museum during operating hours from Aug. 1st to 31st. Lenders will be asked to complete a short form when dropping items off.







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