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Military history comes alive at Historical Society

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Some of the many historical war items on display at The Colebrook Historical Society’s exhibit of war paraphernalia and artifacts — including helmets, jackets, uniforms, medals and weapons — were donated by local residents and relatives of former local residents. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

COLEBROOK — A visual record of military history through the years is on display at the Colebrook Historical Society through the end of September.

For the exhibit, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” the society has amassed a large collection of artifacts from more than 100 years of American war.

According to Historical Society curator and Colebrook Town Historian Bob Grigg, the exhibit includes artifacts from the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the wars in Iraq and the American military action in Afghanistan.

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