TROY — Terry Purke will be the featured speaker at the June 7, 9 a.m. coffee and donuts breakfast.
He will be demonstrating “History in a Box,” a new project to engage adult groups and school children to see American war eras come alive with actual artifacts from the Museum Valley Veterans Museum. This successful project has had several showings, with curator Purke discussing a war in 60 minutes.
Purke will also share new developments at the museum, including personal audio tours developed in coordination with Dr. Ruth Barney’s internship program at Edison State Community College.
Purke attended Antioch College, majored in history and served in the US Army. He has been curator of the Overfield Tavern Museum, director and curator of the Museum of Troy History and museum manager of the WACO Historical Society. In addition to curator of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy, Purke and his wife Karen do living history presentations on pioneer life in early Troy
An elevator is available. Free coffee and donuts will be offered. The museum is located at 107 W. Main St., Troy.