From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, the long awaited, and newest, exhibit Forgotten Heroes: Conflict in Korea, 1951-1953 will be unveiled to the public. Newly donated and never before seen objects from the Museum’s collection will be displayed alongside all new interpretive signs and displays focusing on those who served in what is often known as “The Forgotten War”.
Among the new items to be displayed are a portable chaplain’s field organ, two military pilot’s jackets, and personal photos and service uniform from Marine Sgt. Ronald Russ. Sgt. Russ’s wife, Donna, said of the new display “I am very pleased that this can be done at the Museum. [Ron] was very honored to be a Marine and I was very proud of him and his family was, too.”
At the public opening, you will be able to interact with Korean War veterans, talk to staff about the exhibit, and engage in activities to learn more about heroes of the war. To honor veterans, the Museum will be offering free admission to all active duty and retired military with a valid military ID card or Department of Veteran Affairs card.
Visit the Museum of World Treasures at 835 E 1st Street, Wichita, KS. The Museum is open seven days a week; Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.worldtreasures.org