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Clarksburg History Museum
Entry 6 of 8
This is a contributing entry for Clarksburg History Museum and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
The Veterans Room contains a huge variety of objects from almost every American conflict in the twentieth century. Items come from both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and even some items from the Gulf War. Uniforms, weaponry, bags, field equipment, rations, and tools in the room are all authentic. Most of the objects in the collection were sourced from Clarksburg and outlying community veterans. Some pieces, such as the German World War II uniform, are not from the immediate area, but help place the local objects in a broader context. In the entry’s audio clip, hear from Alva Ford, a military history enthusiast who curates the collection. The specific pieces on display vary as Ford acquires new objects and rotates what is on view. Ford maintains a strong commitment to preserving the items for future generations.

  • Dress shirt, Military uniform, Street fashion, Sleeve
  • Picture frame, Sleeve, Automotive design, Grey
  • Wood, Table, Stool, Flooring
  • Wood, Textile, Military camouflage, Luggage and bags
  • Fixture, Rectangle, Font, Gas

Personal interview with Alva Ford, curator of the Veterans Room. Conducted by Iain MacKay. March 2nd 2021.

Personal interview with Michael Spatafore, museum president. Conducted by Iain MacKay. March 2nd, 2021. 

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MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.