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Illinois State Military Museum brings history to life with story telling | Community Voices

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The Illinois State Military Museum is located at 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Ill.
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The Illinois State Military Museum

Paul Fanning is the director of the Illinois State Military Museum. He spoke to Community Voices about leading the museum after a 32-year career in the Illinois National Guard. He also talked about how his staff tells a story with each exhibit it puts together. He also explained the misinformation around Santa Anna’s prosthetic leg which is cared for by the museum.

Logan Bricker is a student at the University of Illinois Springfield studying journalism. He also assists the Community Voices team at NPR Illinois.
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