Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Military artifacts `road show’ this weekend
The National Museum of the Marine Corps hosts an artifact road show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curators and historians will be on hand at the museum off Interstate 95 in Triangle to help you figure out just what that object is from Normandy, World War II or any other war-related item, in uncle Bill’s trunk. Along the lines of the popular PBS series “Antiques Roadshow,” the aim is for people to ask, “What is this, and what should I do with it?” According to a press release, museum experts will examine the item; give insight into its origin, and advice on the best way to preserve it. This event is free and open to everyone. Appraisals will not be done. It probably goes without saying that any potentially live ordnance would not be welcome.