On Saturday afternoon, the HEARTS Veteran’s Museum opens with a bang by hosting an open house in the new conference center, which also doubles as a FEMA shelter, located next to the Prison Museum on Highway 75.
The event will allow the student organizations, students and community members to view the new facility, which is available for use for wedding receptions, family reunions, sorority or fraternity meetings and other school or college functions.
Those in attendance also plan to honor former Sam Houston State University photography professor Madison Wolfe. Wolfe, a longtime resident of Huntsville, served as the personal photographer for General Douglas MacArthur in World War II and was on hand to photograph the surrender of the Japanese on the Battleship Missouri on August 15, 1945.
After his military duty, Wolfe taught at SHSU for 23 years in the photography department.
Participants will also have the opportunity to view the new Veteran’s Museum, which is currently under construction.
The open house is scheduled for 2 – 5 p.m. on Saturday with a brief ceremony set for 3 p.m. Admission to the event is free.