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Check out new exhibits at Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will reopen Thursday after a large addition.
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will reopen Thursday after a large addition. Courtesy of Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

A 7,500-square-foot addition provides more space for exhibits at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, which reopens Thursday.

A ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and Gov. Phil Bryant will deliver the keynote address.

The museum closed in February 2015 for the expansion that provided room for new displays that span from the War of 1812 through the Global War on Terrorism.

The Armed Forces Benefit Association 5-Star Life Grand Gallery is the museum’s largest new attraction. It spans 5,000 square feet and provides multi-use space for military ceremonies, civic events and large-scale traveling exhibits.

Also new are two halls for Mississippi’s 28 Medal of Honor recipients and other distinguished state veterans.

The museum’s World War II gallery is still under construction and will open Dec. 10.

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