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DIRIGO STORIES: New WWI exhibit debuts at Maine Military Museum

The South Portland museum features military memorabilia and service members throughout American history, but Humiston wanted to do something special to honor World War I. This year marks 100 years since the United States entered the First World War. (WGME)

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) – If you’re looking for a patriotic way to spend this Fourth of July, a new military exhibit is hoping to catch your eye.

Lee Humiston, curator and owner of the Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, has created a new World War I exhibit which includes a recreation of a bombed out house in France.

The South Portland museum features military memorabilia and service members throughout American history, but Humiston wanted to do something special to honor World War I. This year marks 100 years since the United States entered the First World War.

“When you look at these people, you know they were real,” Humiston said. “The fun part was finding the pictures to them next to the mannequins wearing their uniforms.”

The exhibit features music from World War I and highlights several Mainers who served in the war.

The Maine Military Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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