FARRAGUT, TN - This June, the Farragut Folklife Museum opened a very special exhibit - "Honoring Our Veterans" - which features artifacts from various branches of the military and numerous wars, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, World War I and II, and Desert Storm. This exhibit will be on display through Veteran's Day - Tuesday, Nov. 11.
The majority of the artifacts in the exhibit were donated to the museum by the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Knoxville in 2013. Other items are on loan from museum committee members as well as Major Brian Tobler, who served the United States Special Operations in Iwo Jima, Desert Storm and Iraq.
Featured artifacts include pilot suits from the Korean War and World War II, as well as various uniform items, such as boots, hats, backpacks, canteens and more. An MRE - Meals Ready to Eat - and a LRP - Long Range Patrol Food Rations - similar to those used in the Vietnam War are on display. Museum visitors can also see a first aid kit, field phone and wireless radio set from World War II.
The Farragut Folklife Museum Committee will host a special reception on Veteran's Day - the final day of the exhibit - from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the museum. Local veterans are invited to attend to be honored, view the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.
The Farragut Folklife Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first Admiral of the U.S Navy and hero of the Civil War. Housed in the Farragut Town Hall located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers free admission. For more information about the museum or the exhibit, please visit www.townoffarragut.org/museum , like the museum at www.facebook.com/farragutfolklifemuseum, or contact Museum Coordinator Julia Barham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 966-7057.