World War Memories of Baldwin Co. Exhibit opens at BCHM
The sixth annual WWI & WWII – Memories of Baldwin County exhibit will be on display at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum (BCHM) in Elberta thru Dec. 16. Admission is free and the Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday. The Exhibit is endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and is sponsored by BCHM.
The Exhibit features the role Baldwin County played in World War II with the Navy’s Outer Landing Fields (OLF), the training for the secret mission of Operation Ivory Soap, and the POW Camps in our county. Storyboards feature the military service of citizens from Baldwin County and civilians who were ground observers and work for Office of Price Administration. There are military artifacts along with home front items.
Feedsacks’ role in war effort presentation scheduled Nov. 3
An added feature this year is a presentation by Coletta Bailey on FeedSacks: Their Role in WWI & WWII. Using a power point presentation along with examples of wartime feed sacks, Bailey explains the role of the cotton bag with focus on saving a nation from starvation in WWI and the bag manufacturers contribution to the war effort in WWII. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. sharp on November 3 and is endorsed by Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The Exhibit and presentation are appropriate for all ages. Call 251-986-8375 or 251-228-0525 for more info.