Military Museum Director Brings Ideas for Improvement

Published 05/21 2014 12:59PM

Updated 05/22 2014 07:33AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As the nation prepares for Memorial Day weekend, a St. Joseph museum that honors service men and women, is in the midst of transition.

Jacob Mirocke is busy settling in as the new director for the National Military Heritage Museum.

Mirocke took over in February for the late Frank Flesher. He says he's been working to bring many of Flesher's concepts to reality.

One of his priorities is finding a way to incorporate technology and bring forth the untold stories of our service men and women.

"You can see tons of uniforms, but when you really start to dig and read those letters, it makes it a lot more personable. So, that's what we're really trying to honor - the men and women that were in the service," he said.

The museum, located at 701 Messanie Street, is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mirocke has also scheduled a free military movie series, which kicks off May 31. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie - Kelly's Heroes - begins at 6:30 p.m.

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