Over the school year, my Social Studies teacher told us about a museum located in Broomfield that was built by war veterans to teach people about the wars over history.
Over the school year, my Social Studies teacher told us about a museum located in Broomfield that was built by war veterans to teach people about the wars over history. She told us the veterans need help completing the museum and that she wanted us to help out. On certain days after school, anyone who wanted to come along would all go to the museum with my teacher and we would organize the museum along with the veterans. Some days we would categorize the small library of war books they have and others we would set up a display of artifacts that were either donated or the vets brought back with them from the war.
Throughout the museum were items from World War l, Vietnam War, World War ll, Korean war, and wars that America were involved in. Clothing that the soldiers wore are located on mannequins in every room along with some weapons they may have used such as knives and guns. Patches found on soldiers are in display boxes along with letters from family, bags soldiers used, and everyday items used throughout the war. In a certain room there is packaged food that soldiers would have eaten in World War l, and there is even an old bag of M&Ms!
Located in another room are model ships put together by a veteran. It shows navy ships and boats that you would have seen in the 1930s , every detail right in front of your eyes. One thing you see throughout the museum are photos the veterans either took or found of soldiers preparing for battle, camps they stayed in, pretty much everything a soldier would do in the war.
The museum isn't very large, but this isn't normal stuff you would find in a normal museum. The information written is usually written with words of experience from the veterans, which gives you a perspective from those war times. It is all set up by volunteers and the information is simple yet you learn quite a lot.
If you have a free day over the weekend, I would recommend for you to visit the Broomfield Veterans Museum for a few hours of fun and learning about the war in the eyes of soldiers who went through it all. For more information about the museum, visit: http://broomfieldveterans.wordpress.com/