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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Exhibit in honor of Connecticut’s black veterans this month at West Haven center

WEST HAVEN — In recognition of Black History Month, the West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center, 30 Hood Terrace, is dedicating an exhibit in honor of Connecticut’s black veterans.
The monthlong display shows uniforms, field gear medals and other artifacts of those who served in conflicts from the Civil War to World War II and provides information about units, assignments and individual accomplishments.
A special celebration, sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is being planned for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18. Admission is free.
The museum houses collections from the 102nd Infantry Regiment and the New Haven Grays, a protective force formed after the War of 1812.
It also showcases relics from each conflict since the U.S. fought for independence, allowing visitors to walk a timeline around the 9,000-square-foot, camouflage-clad warehouse, which is off Sawmill Road.
The museum’s hours are noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. While admission is free, donations are accepted. For group tours, call 203-934-1111.

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