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February 23, 2014

American uniforms to be on display

Tonawanda News — American uniforms from 1898 to the present will be on display at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village starting on Friday.

“Suiting Up: American Uniforms” will display for two years at the heritage village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. An exhibit opening will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is free for the opening, and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. Reservations can be made by calling 689-1440. 

Uniforms from military and civilian life will be on display, said Jessica Johnson, curator of exhibits and collections at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, including a World War 1 summer uniform and a candy stripers uniform from 1970.

“The display shows clothing as a personal item,” she said. “You get a real sense of the people who wore them.”

Other items include sports uniforms, a McDonalds uniform, a pharmacy smock from the 1940s and a bomber jacket from 1942, Johnson said.

The display is sponsored by United Uniforms of Amherst.

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