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G.I. Joe Living History Museum moves into new home

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - The G.I. Joe Living History Museum in Kinston is getting a new home. 

On Friday, officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of the North Carolina State Veterans Home at the museum’s new location next to the 20/20 Vision Center on Highway 11. 
The museum was forced to leave its previous location on Heritage Street in Kinston due to a spike in rent. 

The showcasing memorabilia from each United States war. 

It also gives veterans a place to come and congregate in a safe place.

Vice chairman Mike Tribula said the museum means a lot to him, and he hopes it inspires others too.  

 “As a Marine officer, I used to work with my troops all the time and when you get to a certain age — and we're all over 70 here now — we just like to give back as much as we can to the community."

The museum will also have a coffee shop and a theater for veterans and their families to enjoy.

The finished product will be opening up in about two weeks, and they will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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