Local Veterans Tribute at Texas Trail Museum
September 28, 2017
Penny Merryfield/Pine Bluffs Post
What is a War Room? In the town of Pine Bluffs it is a room that was started at the end of 2016, in the Texas Trail Museum.
At the museum it is know as a "Tribute To Local Veterans" room, all began by moving over Martin Stickies items, that were in the main room. Looking around, it was found that there was quite a bit of military memorabilia that had been donated; including uniforms, pictures and flags. It only seemed natural to display it together. It just started by putting the items up on the wall; however there are display cases as well. The oldest uniform is from World War II is Stickies as well as Everett Shields on display.
You will find as well scrapbooking (full of pictures and memorabilia) that was donated by local residents as well as Annie Forstrom collection of newspaper clippings from World War II. There are 3 ring binders of pages from local veterans; for Pine Bluffs, Carpenter, Albin, Hillsdale and Burns put together by Jerry McWilliams.
This is an amazing display, per Mary Chowns Saturday September 30 will be the last day for spring/summer season; but it will open again on May 1st. Stop by the hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m and Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 pm.