Van Dorn Museum needs 99th artifacts years ago
The Camp Van Dorn Museum in Centreville MS, plans to open March 18, 2005.
Mildred Field, director of the museum, invites all 99'ers to attend the opening.
She also asks for artifacts and items from the Checkerboard division. The museum would like to display a wall plaque with the Checkerboard emblem, a division flag, a list of medals awarded to the division, and a brief history. Field said the museum does not have any 99th patches or emblems.
If anyone can supply these items, contact Field at Van Dorn Museum, PO Box 1113, Centreville MS 39631-1113. Her phone number is 601-645-5930.
The museum is selling 2005 calendars as a fund-raiser. They are $12 each, including postage and handling. Make checks payable to "Camp Van Dorn Museum Fund" and send to PO Box 1113, Centreville MS 39631.