Rector Community Museum Hosting Dedication Monday

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Just a few of the items featured in the new Rector Community Museum Military Room.
TD photo/Jane Gatewood

Months of hard work and preparation will come to fruition next week, as the Rector Community Museum opens the doors on its new military room. A special open house will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, with the official dedication ceremony set for 10 a.m.

The Rector Community Museum is housed in the historic Underwood building, located at 310 North Main Street in Rector. The museum opened to the public this past Labor Day, with the military room to be dedicated on the observance of Veterans Day.

All veterans and interested parties are invited to attend the occasion. Danny Ford, owner of Glen Sain Motors, will serve as MC with assistance from museum board chair Joey Pruett and Rector Mayor Teresa Roofe.

“The museum board looks forward to greeting veterans from all branches, and all eras of military service,” a spokesman offered. “World War II veteran Glendell Beckley has been invited to attend as our special guest. In addition, Kenny Wright of the Veteran's Assistance Association, and several members of the group, will conduct the “Missing Man” ceremony.”

The Rector Community Museum Board is excited to share the work that has been accomplished most recently at the location. Visitors will see the refurbished floor, the ADA accessible restroom, a kitchenette, and numerous glass cases placed in the showroom with some artifacts on display.

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the military room, or stop by when the museum is open to the public.

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