|Posted by Anne Siren on January 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM|
Pompano Beach - Military operations from the time of the early man with clubs to the latest in weaponry have changed the course of nations.
On Jan. 18 and 19, many of those items will be on display at the Elks Club, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach at the city’s first Military artifact Show.
Vehicles and artifacts from the Revolution era will be on display.
Curator of the show, Pat Regis, explains that most of the items are antiques and today’s weapons are not part of the show. Shawn Mazzarella is co-producer of the show.
Viewers will see a Civil War encampment display with original posters, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts.
The famous Gatling Gun of the Civil War will also be available for participants to fire. For $25, a person can shoot seven rounds. The gun is owned by Bill Thompson, a historian who will be on hand at the show.
Dealers of antique posters from early U.S. elections will be on hand. Those seeking free appraisals of privately-owned antiques are welcome to bring them to the show.
The Naval Air Museum, located at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport will have historical displays and persons on hand to discuss the early days of this airport.
Regis, a Marine Veteran [1967-68], adds that proceeds from the show will benefit disabled veterans at Post 133 in Deerfield Beach.
Vendors will be placed outside and inside the club. Elks members will offer refreshment and food for sale during the event. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Admission is $7. Parking is free. For more information, call 954-2942526.