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South Boston museum hosts first-ever Civil War and Military Show / February 22, 2018

It will be a new experience as the South Boston-Halifax County Museum hosts its first-ever Civil War and Military Show Saturday and Sunday.

Collectors from across the state, as well as others from North Carolina, are expected to come out to buy, sell and trade cherished vintage military items and Civil War memorabilia. Everything from original Civil War weapons to reproduction 19th century clothing is thought to be sold or on display at the event.

More than a dozen prints or paintings created by historic scenery artist Don Troiani will be available and a display of the American Eagle – Pommel Swords is also slated for the show.

The event will be focused on family entertainment with a $5 per person admission fee with children under 12 admitted for free with a parent’s admission.

Those wanting to display exhibits may call organizer Jerry Roxbury at 757-615-4142 or e-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Exhibitors may place their displays Friday from 1-5 p.m. or early Saturday from 7-9 a.m. prior to the opening of the show.

The show runs on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the museum which is located at 1540 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

The museum currently has two other exhibits on display. Dozens of residents have visited the museum since its grand opening of the Wall of Honor for African American residents who served during World War I which will remain open to the public through May 12.

The 1942 Remembrances exhibit has also had a good reception to the tribute paid as to how Halifax County was impacted by World War II and to members of the community who sacrificed their lives in service to the country. That exhibit will remain open until September.

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