RANDOLPH - The Randolph Historical Society will host Mark Nickerson, a Warren military historian and collector, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Randolph Municipal Building, 72 Main St., Randolph.
Nickerson will offer a living history presentation about the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy. Coincidentally, the presentation will be occurring on the 68th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, battle. Nickerson will discuss the planning and tactics employed by the American Army and Army Air Force leading up to and including the date of the invasion. Original uniforms, equipment, and weapons used by American forces on D-Day will be on display. A special emphasis will be placed on the American infantry troops that landed on Omaha Beach and the B-24 Liberator Crews of the 8th Air Force that provided strategic bombing support for the invasion ground forces.
On Saturday, June 16, the day of Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival, the Historical Society Building, the former Dow Building, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first floor of the building has been renovated, and the building also houses a new historical exhibit.