Unique Story, Unique Presentation at Ft. Lee
The Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee is opening a unique exhibit on the 24th, a week from Friday.
The story of German and Italian POWs and their interaction with Americans during the second World War is presented in a converted school bus. They call it a bus-eum.
O'Gorman: They've outfitted with several exhibit panels that depict the story they're trying to tell, along with a 21-seat movie theater.
Tim O’Gorman is Director of the Quartermaster Museum. He explained that the bus-eum was put together by an organization called Traces, based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
O'Gorman: During World War II, quite a few POW camps, including one here at Fort Lee, there was about a thousand POWs and residents here. There was also a POW camp located at the Defense Supply Center at Bellwood.
Many of the German POWs stayed here after the war or came back to the U.S. and became citizens.
O'Gorman: We're hoping they will come out and hopefully share their experiences as well.
Learn more online at qmmuseum.lee.army.mil.
John Ogle, WCVE News