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Hattiesburg museum to increase outreach with "Traveling Trunk"

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The staff at Hattiesburg's African-American Military History Museum is using an old suitcase to help children learn more about local history.

Thursday, they introduced their "Traveling Trunk."

It is filled with historic photos, artifacts other memorabilia from the 1940s.

Beginning in March, it will be taken to area schools to teach children about World War Two and the museum's role as a USO center for black soldiers during that war.

The trunk was on display Thursday morning, during a Black History Month program at the museum.

Students from Tylertown High School attended that program, which included a tour of the museum.

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