Wednesday February 24, 2010 | 09:19 AM

ON THE ROAD IN SOUTH PORTLAND

Members of the business networking group the DownEast Pride Alliance showed up in force this evening to check out the new satellite exhibition space and function room of the Maine Military Museum. The official museum is located on Broadway but you can find this lovely spot at 50 Peary Terrace adjacent to the VFW post.

Here Lee Humiston, the man behind the museum and its official curator, tells the crowd a bit about the collection before opening up the divider (which many of us assumed hid more banquet hall) to reveal a work-in-progress exhibition of military artifacts and art.

 

The display includes an extensive collection of uniforms and patches. Humiston also showed us a rare New York Herald front page from April 15, 1865 which leads with a story about President Lincoln's assassination.

With gays in the military making headline news as Congress considers getting rid of the infamous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, I wasn't the only member of the media at the event. Both WGME-13 and The Forecaster sent reporters who I'm sure will deliver informative and serious reports. However, if you want to know who was there smiling at the camera, be sure to check out this weekend's Scene & Heard section of the Maine Sunday Telegram.

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