Posted: November 18, 2021
ALLAMAKEE COUNTY VETERANS MUSEUM
The Allamakee County Veterans Museum will observe Pearl Harbor Day on December 7th by offering a program to the public in the Program Room of its new museum in the former Vet’s Club building in Waukon.
On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. a video documentary will be presented about the Japanese air raid on the U.S. Naval and Air Bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Islands, which marked the entry of the United States into the Second World War.
The Pearl Harbor documentary will be preceded by a video that museum staff are calling “The last summer of peace in Waukon before the War.” It includes movie film shot in downtown Waukon in the summers of 1940-41 by the Cote family for entertainment viewing in their newly opened Town Theatre. Staff encourages you to try to spot and identify relatives and family friends depicted in the film, and enjoy a nostalgic look back at the “good old days.” Period vehicles, dress, and businesses are featured, with candid closeups of people about town.
The program room currently seats about 45 people. Due to Covid concerns, masks are encouraged but not required. There is no admission or membership charge. The facility is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be available.
The museum remodeling was finished in late summer. Preparation and installation of exhibits is underway and should be completed by Memorial Day 2022. Tours will not be offered until the exhibits have been completed. However, educational programs will continue to be offered periodically.