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There won't be an opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to visit the Museum of Missouri Military History because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the public can continue to engage with the museum online.

The museum, located at the Missouri National Guard's Ike Skelton Training Center in Jefferson City, has been closed since mid-March.

Museum Director Charles Machon was not yet sure this week when the museum might reopen, but that information will be posted on the museum's Facebook page when it comes, he said.

The museum will continue to update its Facebook page with posts on history, trivia, interesting articles and photographs as it's been doing, Machon said.

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Machon said the museum plans to add another display case dedicated to World War II, which would mean there would be at least five display cases inside dedicated to World War II. He said it's still being discussed what may be on display in the new case.

The museum's Facebook page is

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