Monday, July 12, 2010

Lake County Group To Meet in Merrillville

The Merrillville/ Ross Township Historical Society in Lake County will meet on Sunday, July 18 at 1 pm at their museum (13 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville IN). There will be a program, "One Shot: The World War II Photography of John A. Bushemi." John A. Bushemi was a photographer from Gary, Indiana who covered several of the Pacific island invasions during World War II. He died February 19, 1944 from shrapnel from Japanese knee-mortar shells. The Indiana Historical Society has a traveling exhibit about him that is currently at the museum. The exhibit features reproductions of Bushemi’s photographs and includes photographs of his funeral service aboard a battleship. Guests are welcome to attend - refreshments will be served.

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