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The role of Valley Center in the history of early California
MUSEUM EXPANDS VETERANS EXHIBIT
The Valley Center History Museum has enhanced its already popular exhibition of military memorabilia. New to display are documents, military medals, uniforms, photos, dog tags and citations. All spotlight onetime residents of Valley Center.
Among the items on exhibit is an original Civil War discharge certificate issued at Appomattox in 1865, plus a photo profile of 10 other local residents who served in the Civil War, including one soldier who volunteered for the Confederate Army.
Among the modern day-related conflicts is material on the Valley Center resident who was commanding officer of the legendary aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge.
An expansion project has been approved that would add 50 percent more space to the History Museum. The building addition will provide space for many exhibits and displays that must remain in storage for lack of space. A building permit has been issued by the County, but funds of approximately $100,000 must be raised to begin construction. Naming rights are available.