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Vietnam – Looking Back 50 Years:

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In 1965 Honesdale native Stan Pratt, then a US Army PFC, was assigned as a photographer with the 593rd Combat Signal Photo Company in Vietnam.  He photographed battle field activity, troop movements, high ranking officers, and everyday life in Vietnam for the next year.  Stan has chosen photographs in two categories for this exhibit: battlefield scenes and troop activities, and scenes of everyday life in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966.  Also on display are examples of the camera equipment Stan used and other items from his time in Vietnam. 

 

Wayne County Unfurled:

Over the decades many flags have been donated to the Museum.  This new exhibit features a large selection of these flags and also provides the visitor with some American flag history.  Included are a thirteen star 1976 Bicentennial Flag modeled after the Betsy Ross Flag, a 38 star American flag, and many others.  A flag that announced President Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign, discovered in Hawley many years ago, is the oldest in the exhibit.  Additions this year are numerous military uniforms from our nation's past.  Included are Re-enactment Revolutionary War and Re-enactment Civil War items, ans unifroms from WWI, WWII and the Forena War. Flag lovers and lovers of American history will enjoy all the “red white and blue” ! 

 

Life of the Lenape (An Interactive Children’s Exhibit):

New to the Children’s History Area at the Museum is the “Life of the Lenape” exhibit.  It includes a small-scale Lenape Longhouse and its contents.  This interactive exhibit allows children to experience hands-on what life was like for a Lenape family.  This new exhibit joins “Grandma’s Attic” and “Homestead Farm” which are also in the Children’s History Area.  This redesigned gallery in the Museum has become a favorite spot with kids !

Bring your family and enjoy the Main Museum during the 2015 season!

See our video from the news, Vietnam Through a Local Lens