The Henderson County Heritage Museum is asking for photographs or other artifacts area residents might have concerning Henderson County’s World War II Prisoner of War Camps. These camps housed captured German soldiers who worked on area farms. Items may be donated to the Museum or given “on loan” for use in the Museum’s Veterans Hall.
The Museum has established a large display of military artifacts to honor this area’s military men and women who have served in times of war. The display, known as Veterans Hall is in a large corridor, outside the Veteran’s Services Office in the Human Services Building at 1200 Spartanburg Highway. There currently is an informational placard with one photo, but the Museum would like to be able to make more information available.
“We are also interested in hearing any eye-witness stories about the camps and their residents – perhaps something that’s been passed down from grandmother or grandfather,” said Carolyn Justus, who chairs the Museum’s Board of Directors.
The Heritage Museum is located in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday from 1pm-5pm. There is no charge for admission. For more information about the museum, visit www.hendersoncountymuseum.org.