The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center will be opening a couple new exhibits to the public this week.

The first exhibit from the St. Louis County Historical Society will open today, March 9th, 'Joe Gomer: Honoring a Legacy' features twelve panels that tell the story of Gomer and his journey with the 99th Fighter Squadron as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Gomer and his family lived in Duluth after the war where he was active in community activism and worked on issues like equal opportunities for people of color and women. The exhibit will be open through October 31st.

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The second of the new exhibits is a permanent one, and it features stories of veterans from the Korea and Vietnam Wars. "Learn about efforts to recover the remains of missing soldiers in Korea, walk into a communications' hooch to learn the story of the Army Security Agency (ASA), and hear about the legacy of Vietnam as told by veterans today."

Both exhibits are included with admission to the historical center which is open Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday Noon - 5PM.

“Both of these exhibits will expand the stories told at the Bong Center and provide visitors with some amazing stories,” said Executive Director Dustin Heckman. “If you haven’t visited the Bong Center recently, we encourage you to make a trip and see these new exhibits.”

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