Museum in the Spotlight

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The Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes is answering the call to duty.
 
Back in March, the museum received word they would be make an appearance on the small screen. Something military museum director Jim Osborne was ecstatic about. 
 
“Well, it was certainly exciting to get the call, we’ve been hoping for calls like that” Jim Osborne said. 
 
A film crew from the Travel Channel made the journey to the Wabash Valley to film artifacts for their show “Mysteries at the Museum”.  
 
With such an wide array of artifacts, the crew actually changed directions for the focus of their episode.
 
“They came with another topic in mind and that was Manuel Noriega and we have one of his uniforms here,” Osborne said. “When they got here they changed their minds and they did not want that any longer and they decided to with the atomic bomb related matter.” 
 
The crew ended up featuring a pair of glasses worn during World War II.
 
“This is the variability density goggles, that was issued to all the crew members so when the blast took place, they could be wearing those to prevent any damage to their eye,” Osborne said.
 
And as the crew wrapped up their filming, they had one special request.
 
“As soon as they were finished with the project here they said, all right now can we get a tank ride,” Osborne said.
 
But it’s not just the museum being showcased. Vincennes will also be showcased, another joy for Osborne.
 
“Well, we are very happy. We’re very proud that could be the case,” Osborne said. “And we want more and more people to see what we’ve got here. And the more people we let know about that, that don’t know about us the better.” 
 
The episode of “Mysteries at the Museum” featuring the Indiana Military Museum is set to air September 24th on the Travel Channel. 

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