Oroville museum honors veterans

Dec 23, 2013 7:38 PM

A museum of antique tools in Oroville is honoring veterans for their contributions and they've built hero boards to show thanks those who served our country.

Carl “Bud” Bolt and his wife started collecting antique tools in 1957 and donated their collection to the city of Oroville. He's always been excited to get new tools that he's never seen and learn their significance. Over 50 years later, there are now over 1,200 tools.

It wouldn't be possible without the help of others, including veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. To honor those veterans, they've put together hero boards. “We're particularly featuring two today of the Lenke brothers who were WWII veterans and one of the reasons we think it’s so significant right now is because we’re in the time period of the Battle of the Bulge and both of these men are survivors of and fought through the entire campaign of the Battle of the Bulge,” explained Bolt.

The Lenke brothers donated 265 samples of barbed wire to the museum. You can go check out the museum which is open 7 days a week.

The museum was recognized by the Smithsonian Institute as the largest documented collection of tools known to exist in the U.S.


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