Andersonville National Historic Site installs new exhibit - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Andersonville National Historic Site installs new exhibit

ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, is pleased to announce the installation of Recent Acquisitions, a new temporary exhibit at the Prisoner of War Museum.

This exhibit features items donated to the museum collection by former POWs, their families, and others in recent years. The images and artifacts relate to the prisoner of war experience during the Civil War, World War II from the European and Pacific theaters, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

The objects on display were used for eating, recording daily activities, and personal items used by the prisoners during their captivity as well as items used to remember POWs. Among the artifacts on display for the first time are a knife made by Korean War POW William Borer, a pair of socks knitted by World War II POW Larry Dennis, and a poem by Vietnam War POW Theodore W. Triebel. These items help illustrate the complexities of the Prisoner of War experience.

Andersonville National Historic Site would like to thank the following contributors who made this exhibit possible: Donna Jo Woollen, William F. Borer, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy, John H. Anderson, Paul F. Hannan, David G. Rawlings, Theodore W. Triebel, Lawerence J. Dwyer, Joseph Casano, Betty Cozens, Laurence Dennis, Rita Grenier, Muriel King, Virginia Niebrand, Faye Lowe, Marilyn Hodges, Robert W. Phillips, and Midway Village Museum. The exhibit opened September 27, 2012 and the public can view it through early February of 2013.

Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the museum opening at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly