POWNAL -- Beyond its pastel hallways, and beside the forgotten posters admonishing children to wash their hands, the walls of the neglected Oak Hill School are lined with rounds and rounds of ammunition.
But this soldierly former day-care center is no impenetrable fortress; in fact, its roof barely keeps out the rain these days.
"Once you've taken on the Wehrmacht (German army), no one is going to convince you that you are inferior."
-- Bruce Bird, Museum planner.
Bruce Bird, the man in the corner polishing the imposing set of anti-aircraft shells, is the would-be curator of America's first museum dedicated exclusively to the military history of black Americans in World War II.
To transport donated artifacts to the museum and to acquire,
repair and maintain these artifacts.
To develop and maintain new displays.
To provide building maintenance and repair.
We are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.