“Marching Through Time” military exhibit opens at Northborough Historical Society

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“Marching Through Time” military exhibit opens at Northborough Historical SocietyNorthborough – The Northborough Historical Society's free spring exhibit, “Marching Through Time,” opens Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the society's museum at 50 Main St. The exhibit features military uniforms and memorabilia worn and collected by Northborough residents who served in the United States armed forces from the American Revolution to the Iraq War. Included in the exhibit are authentic uniforms from the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II as well as later conflicts. Displayed alongside the uniforms are some of the fashions worn at home by women of that day.

After viewing the exhibit, visitors are invited to drop into the Red Cross/USO-style Canteen in the museum hall for free refreshments. The United Service Organization/USO was established in 1941 to provide a “home away from home” for service men and women. USO/Red Cross canteens entertained and fed thousands of American and Allied troops here and abroad during the WW II years. The popular clubs were staffed by volunteers, often including famous Hollywood stars of the era.

Also on May 6, there will be a bake sale to benefit the society's Organ Fund, which helps to maintain the 1874 organ housed in the museum.

The museum will also be open on Sundays, from 2 to 4 p.m., during May and June. To find out more, visit www.northboroughhistsoc.org.