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Boomhower to discuss World War II at Museum

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Huntington County Historical Museum will host Ray E. Boomhower, Indiana historian and author, on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Boomhower will discuss the life and times of World War II Indiana photographer John A. Bushemi.

In Boomhower’s program “‘One Shot’: The World War II Photographs of John A. Bushemi,” Boomhower will explore the career of a man who specialized in photography from a rifle’s-length vantage point” for Yank: The Army Weekly magazine during World War II.

Boomhower is senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he edits the IHS’s quarterly history magazine, Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. He is the award-winning author of 14 books, including biographies of many famous Hoosiers.

The program is free to the public and refreshments will be provided. The museum is located at 315 Court Street and programs are offered every other month including: May 17, Geoff Paddock presenting former Congressman J. Edward Roush; July 19, Julie Devall presenting women in the Civil War; September 20, Nate Williams on the son of Miami Indian Princess Kil-so-quah, Anthony “Loon” Navarre; November 15, Danny Russell speaking about pioneer Daniel Boone.

For more information contact the museum’s director, Mark Stouder, at (260) 356-7264, email at, or visit the website at