WWII focus of new exhibit at Highlands

Published 10:24 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

ASHLAND, Ky. — Beginning on Friday, everyone who walks into the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will be taken back to World War II.

“This exhibit is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II,” Matt Potter, director of operations at the Highlands Museum and president of the Eastern Kentucky Military Society, said. “There will be a lot of photographs, memorabilia and things that the service members actually brought back.”

Military uniforms, a wall of WWII service members from Ashland and 20 different newspapers that outline the timeline of events during the war are just some of the things that will be on display.

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“There was a book that was published that if the service members’ families paid $10, their pictures would be in the book,” Potter said. “We took the pictures from that book to hang on the wall.”

The exhibit will remain open through August.