The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is proud to announce the start of a new special exhibit titled, “THE CIVIL WAR – BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG”. The exhibit will extend from 23 July to 30 November 2011.

This year (2011) marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. We invite you to come visit the museum to learn about the historical events leading to the war, learn about some of the major battles of the war, view and read several soldier diaries, learn about the Civil War in the West and see a marvelous diorama of miniature toy soldiers depicting “Pickett’s Charge” at the Battle of Gettysburg. The diorama was conceived and built by local residents, Rodney Postillion and Joseph Jonas.

We are also very fortunate to have a Civil War expert, Bob Moulder, who will join us at the museum on the following Saturdays. Bob comes in a Civil War uniform and brings several items from his personal collection of memorabilia. Topics and uniforms he will illustrate are:

6 August & 13 Aug – Battle of Gettysburg – Union Infantry Officer at the Battle of Gettysburg

20 August – Union Navy in the Civil War – Union Navy Petty Officer

27 August – The Civil War in the West & Colorado – Battle of Glorieta Pass

Please join us on Saturday, 20 August from noon to 3 PM for a reception with refreshments at the museum to honor all those who have contributed to his exhibit. Come meet some very interesting people!

Our Museum invites you to come and view our growing collection of uniforms and memorabilia from all branches of service and U.S. wars and conflicts from the Civil War forward. The Museum is the only standing Veterans Memorial Museum in the state of Colorado.

Location: #12 Garden Center, Broomfield, CO 80020

Normal Hours: Saturdays, 11 AM – 4 PM

www.broomfieldveterans.org

Special group visits can be arranged