Press Release... The Cannon Falls Military History Museum will be open Thursday July 4th, Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th from 10 AM until 2 PM with an extensive display of Spanish American War, Mexican Border War and World War One historic military items. Displays include: The Weapons of War, Women at War, Training Camp, Pioneer Infantry, Cavalry, Air Service, Navy, Marine Corps, Spanish American War and Mexican Border War items. All items are from the associated era with no reproductions or remakes, making every item at least 100 years old.
This display features the largest known private collection of WW1 militaria in Minnesota. Because this collection is so extensive, it is anticipated that the museum will be displaying this era indefinitely, bringing in different artifacts on a regular basis. For all of you history buffs, this is a display that you won't want to miss. It will include items from the Indian Wars through the Occupation Of Germany after WW1. Also, newly added, the largest regional collection of “buffalo soldier” artifacts. Come and learn more about these proud soldiers.
Some of the uniforms of past area veterans on permanent display include those from: George VanDenheuvel, Elwood Clarence Smith, Selmer Aslakson, Herbert Matz, Daniel Thompson, Samuel Ellison, Hoogan Brenna, Fredrick Arnold Perrett, L. H. Kath, Arthur L. Forsberg, Dr. William H. Rumpf and Otto O. Palmer.