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Camp Shelby Museum set to reopen

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Source: Camp Shelby Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Source: Camp Shelby
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will reopen to the public on Thursday.

The reopening ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the museum grounds and is open to the public.

Governor Phil Bryant will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony.
The museum was closed in February 2015 to expand the facility by approximately 7,500 square feet and install new exhibits.

The new displays span from the War of 1812 through the Global War on Terrorism. In addition, two halls for Mississippi’s 28 Medal of Honor recipients and other distinguished state veterans are now present.

The museum’s World War II gallery is still under construction and will open on Dec. 10, 2016.

The Armed Forces Benefit Association 5-Star Life Grand Gallery is the museum’s largest new attraction.

It spans 5,000 square feet and provides multi-use space for a range of special events such as military ceremonies, civic events, and large-scale traveling exhibits.

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