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A World War I helmet is the oldest artifact on display at the Plymouth Area Historical Society.

PLYMOUTH -- The Plymouth Area Historical Society welcomes the public with new exhibits, including “Infamy-December 7, 1941.”

Susan Moore, the museum’s vice president, said it is a traveling exhibit from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

The display featuring multiple photos focuses strictly on the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the hours after the invasion. Moore said the exhibit will stay open until July 4.

The museum has also debuted the permanent Military Veterans Exhibit that showcases the uniforms and metals from Plymouth residents.

Moore said some photographs, letters and other memorabilia from World War II were found at a local resident’s house when community members helped clear the place.

A helmet and jacket from World War I are the oldest artifacts the museum features.

Moore said the museum plans to create exhibits about local police officers and firefighters in the future. It will also add a display to feature major organizations in the community back in the 1920s, including the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge.

The Plymouth Area Historical Society is open at noon from Thursday to Sunday. It closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday and stays open until 6 p.m. for the rest of the days.

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