- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward could be featured on an episode of a reality TV show.

The Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1Fe3L8u ) reports that next week, museum staff and Seward officials will try to convince Roger Barganier to build an exhibit that would be featured on his History Channel-affiliated show “Museum Men.” The Florida-based show focuses on Barganier and his team of craftsmen as they design and build historical exhibits for museums across the country. Barganier will take a tour of the museum, which is still under construction, and speak with Guard officials and local dignitaries when he visits Feb. 12 and 13.

Jerry Meyer, state historian for the Nebraska National Guard, would like the team to build a military artifact like the 1913 Curtiss Model D biplane. The replica plane would honor Capt. Ralph E. McMillen, a Guard pilot who owned and flew one in the 1900s. Meyers says that McMillen “was a true pioneer in aviation.”

If the museum is chosen to appear on the show, viewers would get to see the “Museum Men” build the plane in Florida and then deliver it to Seward. The museum, which used to be in Lincoln, will showcase the Nebraska National Guard’s collection of about 11,000 military artifacts. Museum staff plan to complete construction of the museum by the Fourth of July.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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