Ground to be broken at Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum in Little Falls
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
40,000 square foot facility at Camp Ripley will be unique in the nation
The Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. The event will be held on the future site of the Museum, next to Camp Ripley in Little Falls. More than 100 people are expected to gather and celebrate this major milestone.
The program will include featured speakers, special music, a Civil War-era cannon salute, and a working World War II bulldozer. Guided walking tours of the site will be available after the ceremony. Attending members of the public are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for on-site seating.
Construction is set to begin in earnest in the spring of 2024, with completion expected in late 2025 and a grand opening in 2026. Located on more than 30 acres just off Highway 371 and adjacent to the State Veterans Cemetery, the new site will ensure easy access by the public.
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