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News Community WWII mini-museum coming to Franklin

Museum of Military Memorabilia, Inc., permanently located in Naples, Fla., will bring a traveling World War II exhibit to Franklin, June 6-9.

The mini-museum will be open to the public, free of charge, in Tartan Hall, 26 Church Street, Franklin, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-8, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 9. Curator of the collection, Greg Garcia, will showcase everything World War II from weapons and uniforms, to an authentic Army jeep.

A movie presentation of “The Last Bomb” and “The Japanese Surrender” will play Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday at 2 pm; and Saturday at 11 a.m. The war display and movie are co-sponsored by Macon County Historical Society, and the Community Relations Committee of First Presbyterian Church, Franklin.

As a further historical keynote to the war display, Ted Logan, author of “Jump Damn It Jump,” a memoir of Logan’s experiences as a World War II pilot, downed over enemy territory during March 1945, will sign books, and speak to visitors about his experiences on Thursday, June 7, at 11 am, also in Tartan Hall.

Admission is free to all events. Any donations received will go to the Macon County Historical Society Museum.





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