Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Veterans Exhibit at Niles Historical Society

The Niles Historical Society is located at 8970 N.  Milwaukee Avenue in Niles, just south of  Ballard on the west side of the street in a handsome building, formerly a Cook County Sheriff's building. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Programs are usually held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2-4pm. The society can be reached at 847-390-0160 and vhs@niles.com.
The impressive display was organized and mounted by President Walter Beusse, LaVerne and Jim Kozak, and Doris Gottschalk. The display case in the center spotlights some of the museum's most notable military artifacts and include a gun powder flask from 1860, a U.S Flag that was flown onboard the LST 710 during the WWII invasion of Luzon and Manila, and a nurse's uniform.   

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