The Marshall County Museum and the Weidner School of Inquiry recently teamed up to digitally record stories of World War II veterans. The Museum staff contacted nearly 40 known veterans and high school students to schedule face to face interviews. The students generated questions from researching the era and videotaped the conversations. A composite DVD of the interviews was produced by the students to give to each interviewee and to also become part of the Museum’s military exhibit. Executive Director Linda Rippy says the students got into the project and bonded really well with the veterans.
“The fact that there’s another generation respecting what they did and starting to understand what they did made them our veterans really feel like they were important, which they are,” commented Rippy.
Rippy added the project was successful and the Museum is already planning for the next one.
“We are just in the talking stages right now but we would really like to work with the Korean War veterans next for next year and make this another project.”
The video about the Marshall County World War II veterans is available for purchase. The three DVD set is $30.00 and can be purchased at the Marshall County Museum.