Update: Museum of the Big Bend announces addition to World War II exhibit


WW II Heroes, a photograph exhibit by Zach Coco, is set to premier at the Museum of the Big Bend.

ALPINE, Texas (Nexstar)- In conjunction with Museum of the Big Bend’s upcoming exhibit, WWII Heroes, the museum would like to honor and highlight local WWII Veterans.

The museum will display reproduced images and biographies from families in the Big Bend area for the duration of the exhibit.

To participate, email a high-quality image with a short biography of the WWII Veteran
you wish you honor to the museum. This image can be formal or casual, taken at the time of their service, or later in life.

WWII Heroes will be available for viewing at the Museum of the Big Bend January 18 – March
25, 2021.

WW II Heroes, featuring 31 portraits of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces during World War II, premiers at the Museum of the Big Bend, January 18.

With the death of his grandfather, a WW II veteran, photographer Zach Coco realized the opportunity to photograph and interview men and women of the “Greatest Generation” was quickly passing, according to a release from the museum.

Coco worked one on one with museum curators to select the images and biographies for the exhibit. In addition, WW II artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection help tell the stories of Big Bend residents who served in the war.

The Museum of the Big Bend is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University and the exhibit will run thru March 25. To learn more visit the museum’s website or call 432.837.8143.

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