"Road Show" Mobile Museum to visit Sulphur Springs
For Veterans' Memorial Dedication
From Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial Committee
In support of the dedication of the new Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum of Hobart, Oklahoma, will bring its “Road Show” traveling exhibit to Sulphur Springs on Friday and Saturday, June 29 & 30. The "Road Show" is a 60-foot-long truck and trailer decorated with eye-popping graphics and images from around the world. Inside the free mobile museum are traveling exhibits designed to enrich the learning experience by exposing its visitors to educational opportunities beyond traditional classroom learning experiences.
Exhibits showcase cultural, social, and geographical items and information from 24 Middle East countries, including Bedouin jewelry, knives and swords from Yemen, military uniforms, ceremonial items, and the first democratic ballot from Afghanistan. An educator gives visitors instructional tours through the museum and serves as the living voice for stories and information. The "Road Show" gives visitors the chance to discover a bigger world without leaving their home communities, and at no cost.
The mobile museum is free to the public, and will be open on Friday, June 29th, from 3:30 until 7 p.m. at Brookshires on Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs. The museum will then re-locate overnight to Connally Street just off the Square and will be open there from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. leading up to the Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony at 6:30, to be followed by the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks. The Veterans Memorial committee and Brookshires Store Director Rodney Reece invite the public to take advantage of this free opportunity to view the "Road Show" mobile museum Friday afternoon at Brookshires or during the day on Saturday downtown.
In the last 4 years the "Road Show" mobile museum has traveled over 40-thousand miles touring well over 200 schools across the state of Oklahoma, and recently began visiting locations in Texas. These trips are made possible through private support. The mobile museum is a project of the General Tommy Franks Learning Institute and Museum, developed to advance the understanding of historical events, encourage leadership, and inspire enlightened decision-making by providing a forum of critical thinking through scholarly research, exhibitions, and public programs. You can learn more about the "Road Show" by visiting www.tommyfranksmuseum.org.