Allamakee County Veterans Museum program to feature Town Theatre 1940s filming

The Allamakee County Veterans Museum will again present the popular Town Theatre video program of movies taken in downtown Waukon during the summer of 1941. The program will be held this Saturday, February 10, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Veterans Museum located at 105 Allamakee Street in Waukon.

The video will run continuously between 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There is no admission charge, and the museum is wheelchair accessible.

The popular movies were filmed in downtown Waukon in the 1940s by the Cote family and shown during intermissions before and after feature movies, previews, cartoons and news reels. Viewers can try and spot and identify relatives shown in the film and enjoy a nostalgic look back at period vehicles and dress with local scenes and businesses, just before the entry of USA into WWII.

Museum winter hours include the following: open for tours Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon, and by appointment for family, community, school, youth, veterans and church groups. Those who have missed any prior programs offered through the Veterans Museum, they can be run again upon request during open hours when no new programs are being presented.