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"Hershey Bar Day" Offers A Taste Of History

Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville is offering free Hershey bars to all visitors Saturday, June 22,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a feature of its "Pelican State Goes to War" exhibit. 

"The Hershey bar was an iconic food of World War II, so we wanted to give the community literally a taste of those times," says Jean Jones, exhibits coordinator for the Union Museum. The Hershey company produced some three billion chocolate D-ration bars for American soldiers during World War II.             

The current exhibit from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans shows Louisiana's significant role in the success of the war and stories of people who lived through wartime experiences.  Union Museum is located at 116 N. Main Street, at the corner of Jackson Street.