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Museum highlights military veterans

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The Augusta Museum of History is hosting a display focusing on military veterans.

The Augusta Chronicle reports exhibit was produced by veterans who graduated Friday from the city's Veterans Curation program. It illustrates their lives and work through objects they brought back from military tours overseas and the prehistoric artifacts they've learned to preserve.

The curation program gives veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan employment and job training. Participants are paid at a competitive rate as they learn to rehabilitate and preserve archaeological collections administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Augusta is home to one of three Veterans Curation Program laboratories. The others are in Alexandria, Va., and St. Louis, Mo.

The exhibition runs through March.

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