NUNDA – World War II Uniforms, Pins, and Memorabilia will be the topic of the Nunda Historical Society’s ‘First Sunday’ series of programs.
According to a press release from the Nunda Historical Society, Jamieson Steele will be displaying and discussing part of his extensive collection of WWII military items on Sunday, April 2, and will be available to identify and talk about any memorabilia that curious attendees want to bring.
Steele is the volunteer manager of exhibits and displays at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo. A native of Syracuse, he now lives in Dansville. He is a long time collector of 20th century militaria, with special interest in the World War II era. Many of the military items on display at the Warplane Museum are part of his collection.
Instead of a formal program, Steele will be available between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Historical Society Building at 24 Portage Road, next to Kiwanis Park. He will have on display a variety of military objects including pilot wings, hats, pins, women and children’s items, trench art and more. Although most will be from the WWII era, there will also be artifacts from World War I and Korea.
Visitors can also view the Nunda Museum and the Rose Shave Gallery. Of special interest is the new exhibit featuring graduation photographs from Nunda Central School. Thirteen classes from the 1930’s to the 1950’s are currently displayed with each graduate and advisor identified. Local yearbooks from 1946 to the present are also available for viewing.
The building is handicapped accessible and there is plenty of free parking. For more information go to the Nunda Histrical Society’s website here or call (585)465-0971.