The (BAHS) is currently honoring veterans with an exhibit of war artifacts at.
The exhibit was organized by board member Larry Lawrence and his son, Jeff. Both men are veterans themselves, Larry having served in Vietnam and Jeff in Desert Storm.
The men received help from several community members, who donated various items, and from , who maintains an archival collection. Several of the items, a handful of large paintings in particular, are up for sale.
Among the items on display are uniforms from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Additional items include private letters, model aircraft, and field manuals and gear.
The highlights of the exhibit are a bulky trunk that unfolds into a desk for field study and a World War I gas mask.
In addition to servicemen, the exhibit honors women who have served our country. The 1917 – 1919 Honor Roll of Livingston County catalogues photographs and biographical information of area men and women who served in World War I.
“We try to get people in here,” Marieanna Bair said.
Bair’s husband, Bert, served in World War II. A member of , Marieanna loaned Bert’s Navy uniforms for the exhibit.
“All of these people honored their county and their local community. Remembering them is the least we can do,” Bair said.
The exhibit runs through August. The is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with additional hours on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.