Marshall Foundation brings out rarely seen items in Lexington museum

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) There will be a special opportunity to get up close with history Thursday.

The Marshall Foundation in Lexington is pulling out a number of artifacts from the archives that are normally not on public display at their museum.

“These collections came from either Gen. Marshall himself, artifacts that he had acquired over his lifetime and given to people that he worked with, or artifacts for people who served under Gen. Marshall in the Army during World War II," says Jeffrey Kozak, Library Director at the Marshall Foundation. "And so, these are all their personal belongings, things that they ascribed particular value to and thought they were important.”

The event is 5:30 Thursday night at the Marshall Museum on the VMI campus in Lexington. Foundations members and students will be admitted free, but non-members pay $15 at the door.

Email for reservations at reservations@marshallfoundation.org or call Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138.