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Friday, 07 June 2013 09:22

USO Show at Military Museum to Offer First Glimpse of Civil War Exhibit

By Staff Report | News

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The newest exhibit at the New York State Military Museum featuring the Civil War, will be unveiled this Saturday so USO show attendees will get a first-look at the exhibit that is still under construction.  

The long-awaited Civil War exhibit is still undergoing development but the Museum staff is determined to reward “Good Afternoon Vietnam” guests on June 8 with the chance to be among the first to view the work in progress. The exhibit is expected to be finished at the end of June but there is enough ready now for attendees of the latest fund raiser to get a taste of what their support is making possible.

“Good Afternoon Vietnam” is Friend’s latest program combining unique entertainment with a history lesson and giving the public a way to support a very special institution by buying a ticket and coming to the show.

The Civil War exhibit will feature artifacts, information and imagery from the historic collection of the NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs that has rarely, if ever, been publicly displayed.  The Military Museum in Saratoga Springs was established in 2002 and this year the Civil War exhibit will be added to the gallery’s permanent exhibits which include the Revolution, Militia Period and World Wars I and II.  The Museum also prepares and presents periodic temporary exhibits such as “Toys and Tanks” which opened for the holiday season and remains popular.

“Good Afternoon Vietnam” kicks off at 2 p.m. and runs to 5 p.m. and includes refreshments similar to those served at USO venues.  Advance tickets are $30 and $35 at the door.  Active military rate is $25.  Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop or on line at www.friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com

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