"Road Show" Mobile Museum to visit Hopkins County
From Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial Committee
In support of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum will bring its “Road Show” traveling exhibit to Sulphur Springs on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 - 11. 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 provide an enriching experience by treating its visitors to information, artifacts, and other learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom.
Exhibits showcase cultural, social, and geographical items and information from 24 Middle Eastern 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 traveling away from home and at no cost. The exhibits are also appropriate for well-behaved grade-school-age children.
The mobile museum is free to the public, and will be open on Saturday, November 10, on the Brookshires parking lot at 809 Gilmer Street from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum will then re-locate overnight to the downtown Sulphur Springs square and will be open on Sunday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in support of the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial. The Veterans Memorial committee, with the support of Brookshires and Holiday Inn Express, invites the public to take advantage of this free opportunity to view the "Road Show" mobile museum.
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 and are offered to schools at no cost. During the week following the Veterans Day ceremony, the "road show" will visit selected schools in Como-Pickton, Sulphur Springs, and Miller Grove. The mobile museum is a project of the General Tommy Franks Learning Institute and Museum of Hobart, Oklahoma.