The Jefferson County Historical Association's open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday will feature a military appreciation theme and display in keeping with Armed Forces Day.
There will be a variety of military items, artifacts and memorabilia for visitors to see at the museum, which is located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville.
Some of the things visitors will be able to see and experience include:
MUSEUM ATTRACTIONS — The Jefferson County Historical Association Museum’s open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday will welcome visitors to see a variety of attractions, including a Medal of Honor display of Charles “Commando” Kelly.
Association board member Barry Bardone holds an original Herald-Star newspaper declaring the end of World War II.
Board members Iris Bardone and Mike Giles stand near the Korean War MASH X-ray unit in the medical room.
"We are highly honored and privileged to have acquired the original Medal of Honor awarded to Charles E. "Commando" Kelly, along with his Silver Star and Bronze Star," said Barry Bardone, association board member and scholarship program chairman. "His photo, history and Medal of Honor citation transcript will be on display. If you have never seen an original Medal of Honor, come and be thrilled," Bardone said.
The medical room, meanwhile, will feature a M.A.S.H. X-Ray unit from the Korean War.
"Experience our new exhibit of a 1920 bathroom with hair and beauty accessories," Bardone said.
"Antiquated medical devices, dozens of 100-year-old eyeglasses, false teeth, medical books and photos are now located in our newly expanded medical room," he said. Worth reading, he added, is an 1851 letter that a Pennsylvania patient wrote to a Steubenville dentist, in it complaining about ill-fitting dentures.
The museum additionally features the Dean Martin room, and in its new public sale facility, the museum makes available for purchase books and items relating to Jefferson County and Steubenville along with original advertisements from 1944-45 Life magazines framed or available for framing.
Refreshments will be served. For information on the association or museum, call (740) 283-1133.