Museum Opens at Fort Sill

Published 11/26 2013 04:21PM

Updated 11/26 2013 06:14PM

For the first time since 2009 folks are able to see pieces of history at a museum at Fort Sill.

Tuesday is the first day the Air Defense Artillery Museum has been open to the public since leaving Fort Bliss in 2009.

The exhibit displays more than 100 artifacts which shows a century of US Air Defense.

Museum officials say they've been able to update the warehouse where the artifacts remain to better preserve them.

“Artifacts thrive in constant humidity and constant temperatures like 70 plus or minus two and we definitely weren't there,” said Jonathan Bernstein, the museum curator. 

Bernstein says the renovations only made their facilities "meet minimum requirements" at the museum.

They hope to build a new facility for the artifacts near the other museums on post to make the museum more accessible to the public. 

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