Allamakee County Veterans Museum to show video interview with vet Oliver Emerson as part of program on World War II bombers

B-24 Liberator bomber ...  Submitted photo.
B-24 Liberator bomber ... Submitted photo.
B-25 Mitchell bomber ...  Submitted photo.
B-25 Mitchell bomber ... Submitted photo.

The Allamakee County Veterans Museum will celebrate the New Year by offering a  program to the public in the Program Room of its new museum in the former Vet’s Club building on the 100 block of Allamakee Street in Waukon.

Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. a video interview with World War II Army Air Corps veteran Oliver Emerson recorded in 2006 will be presented, followed by a video documentary about the WWII bombers that Emerson served on during the war. The program will be introduced by Emerson’s son, Joe Emerson, who is also a retired Army veteran and pilot.

There is no admission or membership charge. The facility is handicapped accessible. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks are encouraged but not required.  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.