Made in America Comes to Eldred Museum

Visitors to the Eldred World War II Museum recently may have noticed a little more Americana than usual, at least in the museum’s store. The Made in America Store, headquartered in Elma, N.Y., has opened a “store in store” at the Eldred museum. Mark Andol, founder and chief executive officer of the Made in America Store, said he had visited the museum at the invitation of board member Evan Evans. Read more from The Bradford Era  
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WWII Museum Holds Inaugural Golf Benefit

The inaugural Eldred WWII Museum Golf Benefit was held July 9 at the Bolivar Golf and Country Club. Twenty-six teams competed in the four-person scramble with all proceeds benefiting the Eldred WWII Museum in Eldred. The tournament raised over $12,000 to benefit the museum, which will use the money to update infrastructure issues, as well as continue its programs for students and adults. Read more from The Bradford Era  
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Making History: Eldred World War II Museum Fundraiser Slated for Saturday

Officials at the Eldred World War II Museum hope a new fundraiser will make history. The first-ever Eldred World War II Museum Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Bolivar (N.Y.) Country Club. While no more golfers are needed, there are still ways to help the museum, which houses a vast collection of World War II memorabilia. Read more from The Bradford Era  
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Appleby Speaks at McKean-Cameron Bi-County Memorial Day Event

Steve Appleby, director of the World War II Museum in Eldred, spoke Sunday afternoon in the rain-shortened McKean-Cameron Bi-County American Legion's Memorial Day exercises on the steps of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport. "We veterans know that Memorial Day is when we honor the deceased members of the armed forces from the nation's wars,” Appleby said. “Veterans Day is in November when we pay tribute to all veterans." Then turning his attention to the younger members of the audience, and especially the musicians in the Smethport Area High School Band, Appleby urged them to reme...
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Memorial Day Guest Speaker – Pastor Chris Edmonds

Come to the Museum on Monday, May 30 at 2:00 pm to hear our guest speaker, Pastor Chris Edmonds. Pastor Chris Edmonds is the son of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, a WWII hero who bravely and fearlessly saved the lives of countless Jewish soldiers in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. Pastor Chris Edmonds says his father was an ordinary man thrust into an extraordinary moment; a moment that deepened his faith in God and fixed his duty to comrades and country. Chris believes his father's life teaches us an ordinary life lived well is extraordinary... even heroic. Admission to the museum i...
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USO-Style Red, White and Blue Revue Show to Benefit Local Veterans

Veterans will be honored and assisted this Memorial Day weekend when local performers stage “Salute: A Red, White and Blue Revue” at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in the Olean High School auditorium. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties Joint Veterans’ Council Volunteer Van Service and the Olean Music Boosters. Producers Ardyth Van Scoy and Mike Tominez of M.F. Tominez Promotions LLC said the show was staged in May 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pa. The event was so well received by the community that it sold out. Read more from The Bradford Era...
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Author Reiter to Discuss Coming of Age During World War II

Retired public school teacher Daisy Reiter, author of “Cora, It’s War,” the story of a small-town Pennsylvania girl who comes of age during World War II, will discuss her book on Saturday at the Eldred World War II Museum and Learning Center. The program, held in the Mitchell Paige Hall will begin at 2 p.m. The event is held on the anniversary of D-Day in 1944 when U.S. and Allied forces invaded Europe at Normandy, France, in the greatest amphibious landing in history. Formerly a teacher in the Philipsburg-Osceola School District, Reiter found very few materials for her fifth graders who...
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Patriotic Salute: World War II Veterans Honored During Rousing Rendition of USO Camp Show

The production “70 Years for the Red, White and Blue for World War II” held on Saturday night in the Bromeley Family Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford paid a heartfelt tribute of gratitude to those veterans of World War II who must not be forgotten. An impressive number of World War II veterans had front row seats for the two-hour program that was based on the USO camp shows made famous by Bob Hope and his entourage of celebrities, who, prompted by patriotism, volunteered to entertain the nation’s service personnel at home and abroad free of charge during the war. Co-s...
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Author to Speak on Lesser-Known Aspects of World War II at Eldred Museum

The Eldred World War II Museum and Learning Center will welcome Jan Jarboe Russell, author of “The Train to Crystal City,” to speak today on the lesser-known aspects of the war in honor of Memorial Day. At 2 p.m. in Mitchell Paige Hall at the museum, located at 201 Main St., Eldred, Russell will speak about her book, which tells the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR Approved American Internment Camp in Texas during World War II. Read more from The Bradford Era  
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Back in time: Performers gear up for USO show to mark end of World War II

A cozy living room in Limestone was recently reeled back in time to a 1940s’ USO canteen when several performers rehearsed World War II-era songs for the upcoming “70 Years of Red, White and Blue for World War II” show. The performance will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 30 in the Bromeley Family Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Proceeds will benefit the Eldred World War II Museum and McKean County Historical Society in Smethport. Read more from The Bradford Era  
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