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Opening of WWII gallery at Camp Shelby Museum delayed

The World War Two Gallery at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum will re-open after the new year. Photo credit WDAM. The World War Two Gallery at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum will re-open after the new year. Photo credit WDAM.
A "work in progress" sign marks the area around the World War Two Gallery at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Photo credit WDAM. A "work in progress" sign marks the area around the World War Two Gallery at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Photo credit WDAM.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

A planned December re-opening of a large gallery at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby has been postponed until after the new year.  

The improved World War Two Gallery at the museum had been scheduled to open on Dec. 10.

But, that date has been pushed back several weeks.  

Museum director Chad Daniels said the gallery is the largest at the museum and he said staff are working hard to get the new exhibits installed.

"One of the things that we're really happy about with the new approach to the Second World War is the stories that are there, because over the past few years, we've collected so many stories of Mississippians from all over our state that have done these great things and we have those on display now," Daniels said. "We have a fellow from Monticello who fights in North Africa, a fellow from Hattiesburg that fought in Italy, a fellow from Corinth who fought in Europe, so all those stories are here now and they go with the artifacts."

A month ago, the museum re-opened after being closed for 20 months for a $2.3 million dollar renovation. 

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