COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- The Columbus Museum will be welcoming Major General Gary M Brito, commanding general of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, for the opening reception of The Museum's exhibition celebrating the post's 100'th year.
Director of the museum, Marianne Ritcher says, "Fort Benning at 100 commemorates the post's centennial year by spotlighting its history, including the special relationship between Fort Benning and our community."
The Fort Benning at 100 reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at the Museum on Wynnton Road. The event is free and open to the public. A military-related exhibition showcasing art made in the trenches by soldiers and civilians called From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art from World War I will be on display.
Rebecca Bush, the curator of history explained, Fort Benning at 100 spotlights history with artifacts and related objects from The Museum's permanent collection, many of which have only been acquired in the past few years.