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

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