The public is invited to the Grand Reopening of the West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center at 30 Hood Terrace on Saturday, April 16 from 10-2. There will be a brief program at 11:15 to celebrate the return of the restored portrait of “Stubby, the local World War I Hero,” the war dog for whom the recent animated documentary was created.
Visitors will also be introduced to the newly constructed Edward N. Silver Media Center donated by the West Haven Rotary Foundation. There will be informal tours, door prizes and light refreshments. The first 50 families will receive a commemorative gift.
The museum, also known as the 102nd Infantry Regiment Museum, is a 9,000 square foot exhibit hall featuring many rare and unique articles and artifacts. The docents are all either formal military or historians who are extremely knowledgeable about the displays, uniforms, rosters and art.
There is no fee, but donations are welcome to support the museum which is 100% volunteer operated.