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Museum open

May 21, 2013
Weirton Daily Times
The Hancock County Museum, located at 1008 Ridge Ave, New Cumberland, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day, in honor of U.S. military members. Military items from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II will be on display, and the Army, Army Air Corps, Air Force, Navy and Merchant Marines are represented. There also is a display of gifts soldiers brought back for female relatives and friends, including perfume, silk stockings and pillow covers. Also on display will be more than 200 metal on wood half-tone images used during World War II to print service members’ photos. Other highlights include ration books, a Civil Defense Warden arm band, books, photos, newspaper headlines, WWII-era Weirton Steel Bulletins and an World War I Army Tank Corps uniform, donated by George and Eloise Evans of Weirton. The museum seeks items from the U.S. Coast Guard, Korean and Vietnam wards and Middle Eastern conflicts, as well as uniforms and photos of female service members. Anyone interested in making a donation can call the museum at (304) 670-5273.

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