At the top of my to-do list this week, face to face with history

Brady and I had a date at the Gilbert History Museum to see the exhibit: Documenting War: The Kinnaman Collection

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The exhibit runs until 12/31.  To see the exhibit, ask a docent to take you back to the locked gallery.

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We had the place to ourselves.

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Some of the items gave me goosebumps.

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if you look closely, you can see the signatures of the American soldiers who captured this Nazi flag.

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makes it less evil, and more intimate.

1231561_10202031285843904_94307217_oDr. Kinnamen’s collection was formed around the idea of the ordinary men who showed such valor.

sympathy letter to the mother of a lost soldier, from a friend who writes in his four page letter (on display) your son was "one of the closest buddies I had when I was overseas" and the shares his heartbreak(sympathy letter to the mother of a lost soldier, the friend writes in his 4 page letter (on display) your son was “one of the closest buddies I had when I was overseas”)

When you look at his collection. He succeeds.

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The collection includes autographs from Abraham Lincoln, General Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, Patton and many more.

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I encourage you to visit this exhibit, and if you are nearby, buy a family membership. It’s a great value.

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The Gilbert History Museum is the best way I know to let my boys get their hands on the past and imagine where we are going.

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Thank you Dr. Kinnamen, for sharing your collection with us. You are always welcome to come to my library!

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