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Living history, exhibit set for Veterans Day

November 5, 2017 GMT

Corinth’s museum is doing their part to honor veterans on the upcoming holiday. The Crossroads Museum at the Corinth Depot will host a special outdoor living history event on Saturday, Nov. 11. An exhibit will also launch inside the museum on Veterans Day. Local father-son reenactors Dee and Devyn Cook will setup a period World War II encampment on the grounds of the depot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two historians will offer a glimpse of life during the 1940s Second World War. The encampment will also feature antique, restored war vehicles. “We are so fortunate to have the Cook’s come to the museum on Veteran’s Day with their encampment,” said Brandy Steen, the museum’s executive director. “They will talk about the war they have deeply studied and answer questions.” A new temporary exhibit will also open at 10 a.m. On loan to the museum includes more that a two dozen War World I items from the collection of Brock Thompson. The Cook’s have loaned WWII memorabilia, as well. Steen will also bring out of museum achrives never-before-seen War World I gear from famous Corinth aviator Roscoe Turner. “This exhibit will be one of the neatest we’ve ever had,” said Steen. “Brock has some amazing items including gear from one man – his personalized helmet, uniform and photos. These are things you just don’t often get to see.” Steen said with the traditional Veterans Day parade happening on Friday, the museum’s events will provide locals something great to do on Saturday. “We really think people are going to enjoy the encampment and exhibit ... and maybe if we have a good turnout, this can turn into a yearly event,” added Steen. The nonprofit museum will offer free admission on Veterans Day. Donations will be accepted. For 38 years, the museum has served as Corinth’s official city museum with a mission to preserve the past in an effort to inspire generations to come. (The museum is located at 221 North Fillmore Street. For more information, contact 662-287-3120 or director@crossroadsmuseum.com.)