To commemorate the 75th anniversary of WWII, the Weston Historical Society located on 104 Weston Rd. in Weston has put together a new exhibition called Memories of World War II. This exhibition celebrates our Weston’s contributions to the war.
In 1940, the Town of Weston was a small rural community of about 1,053 people. When war was declared Weston’s citizens responded. During the war 155 men and women left our town to join the services, becoming fighter pilots, rifle marksmen, bomber and transfer pilots, administrators, and radio operators in every branch of the military.
The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday November 11, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Society’s museum, 104 Weston Road, Weston. On that day only, World War II Collector Ken Boughton will display one of the state’s largest collections of World War II military equipment, vehicles and armaments on the Coley Homestead grounds.
This exhibition runs through March 26, 2017 and displays powerful prints by Weston artist Doug Leigh, depicting his experiences in the Battle of the Bulge as young staff sergeant, plus photos of war materiel representing land, air, and sea forces, and actual uniforms worn by our GI’s. The exhibition also includes a wide range of personal memorabilia that ties Weston residents, past and present, directly to the conflict. There are even large military artifacts on display including a 50 Caliber Machine Gun, a Army Jeep
and a Military Motor-cycle with sidecar.
Memories of World War II will be open to the public on Sundays from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. through Sunday March 26th, 2017.