The People of Sidney have always had a soft spot for their veterans and things are no different at the Grange.
Volunteers are working on a number of Veteran Projects.
- Military Artifacts – project coordinator, Beth Golding
- Photo Gallery of Sidney’s Veterans – project coordinator, Beth Golding
- Sidney’s Revolutionary War Soldiers – project coordinator, Nancy Lecompte
We have a small but growing collection of military artifacts associated with Sidney’s veterans in our Museum. Our most recent acquisition was a manikin needed to display a Korean War period Army uniform (barely visible in top left of above photo). The uniform belongs to SHS member and Sidney resident, Henry Gemery. After dressing the manikin in jacket & pants, we realized it looked really bad without a shirt and shoes. A quick call to Henry. He said yes, he could provide more accessories. It took a crew of volunteers, some giggling, and hand tools to complete the project, but now we have a properly dressed soldier on display who we affectionately call Hank. Come on in for a meet and greet.
If you have photos, news clippings, and/or artifacts concerning Sidney’s veterans, please visit the grange and share them with us. We can take photos of your artifacts and scan your documents while you wait.