Museum hosts Christmas open house | Community Spirit
The following is a press release from the African American Military History Museum:
The community is invited to celebrate the fourth annual Christmas Open House at the African American Military History Museum on Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
"The Museum is excited to once again open its doors to the community for this special Christmas event,” said Latoya Norman, General Manager of the Museum. “The public is invited to celebrate the season with us and experience the Museum’s unique sense of history and warmth. A collection of holiday refreshments will be available and several local veterans will be on hand to provide guided tours of the Museum. It’s going to be a great time of fellowship and Christmas cheer in one of Hattiesburg’s most beloved landmark attractions.”
The USO Club opened on March 22, 1942 and was constructed by community volunteers who invested more than 40,000 hours in the project. It is currently the only surviving USO built exclusively for African American soldiers and in 2003 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 150 years of African American military history is on display in the Museum.
The African American Military History Museum is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visit www.HattiesburgUso.com.