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SPECIAL PROGRAM AND FREE MUSEUM RECEPTION THURSDAY TO HONOR FRANCE’S GIFTS TO AMERICA

Beautiful French travel posters in a brand new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City were among the gifts presented to the United States in 1949 from the people of France. Museum research associate Mary Covington will explain the significance of the Merci Train and its contents at a reception Thursday, July 12 beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a talk at 6 p.m. in the museum’s changing gallery.

Stored for more than 60 years, the 21 posters from regions of France were recently framed for conservation and display along with a wedding dress from Lyon, artillery art, and personal treasures sent as thank yous to the U.S. for support following World War II.

The Gifts of Healing: French Travel Posters 1945-1949 exhibit is made possible thanks to a gift from the Nauman Foundation and Hazel Woodgate. For information or to donate to the project, contact Sue Ann Monteleone at (775) 687-4810 ext. 240. The museum is at 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City.