Tornado-damaged museum to reopen after nearly a year of repairs
Published: January 22,2014
HATTIESBURG — Nearly one year after sustaining devastating damage in a tornado, the African American Military History Museum is reopening its doors to the public.
The Hattiesburg American reports the museum will open Feb. 6 with a Black History Month kick-off program honoring living World War II-era veterans.
General manager Latoya Norman said museum officials decided to re-honor the vets because of the building where the museum is housed.
Norman said the building was a USO Club built for African American soldiers at Camp Shelby.
The USO Club opened on March 22, 1942. It is the only surviving USO built exclusively for African American soldiers. In 2003, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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