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July 15, 2015

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

No World War II exhibit would be complete without a few good vehicles. The story of the war revolved around transportation. From the jeep to the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and the C-47 cargo plane, the United States’ ability to move massive numbers of men and machines to battle locations around the globe contributed greatly to the Allied victory.

July 8, 2015

An Amusement Park in Miniature

Frank Salisbury’s handcrafted miniature amusement park has a permanent home at the History Center. The Ferris wheel is on display in Discovery Place on the third floor. Learn more about this detailed miniature and why Frank created it.

May 6, 2015

John F. Leahy, FBI During WWII

At first glance, these artifacts—including a Western Electric telephone test handset, a lineman’s belt, and climbing spurs—look like equipment used by any telephone repairman from the 1940s. But their owner didn’t work for the phone company. John F. Leahy worked for the FBI.