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Exhibit on 10th Mountain Division and Windsor in World War II comes to Windsor Museum Sept. 5

Staff reports

The Colorado's 10th Mountain Division and Wartime Windsor exhibit opens Saturday at the Town of Windsor Museum, 116 Fifth St.

The traveling exhibit is organized by the Aurora History Museum which showcases how the 10th Mountain Division turned the tide of World War II by defeating Nazi troops in Italy, according to a news release from the town.

The exhibit will explore troops trained for combat, climbing and skiing in the mountains of Colorado.

"Their critical roles in the war lead the allies to victor and left a lasting legacy of heroic actions," the release stated.

The Wartime Windsor part of the exhibit also depicts how the community rallied during World War II to support the war effort on the home front.

"Many service men and women that call Windsor home have diverse and courageous stories to tell," the release stated.

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The museum will celebrate with a special veterans reception from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

The full exhibit and special event are free and open the public. The exhibit is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays from Saturday through Nov. 27.

The museum has extended hours of noon to 6 p.m. Saturday during the Harvest Festival.

For more information about the Art & Heritage Division, visit http://www.windsorgov.com/ArtAndHeritage.

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