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Ft. Ritchie Museum

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The Fort Ritchie Community Center is proud to bring you a look into the past of historic Camp Ritchie. Through a thoughtfully curated collection of genuine artifacts, memorabilia, and exhibits, the once top-secret military operations conducted on the base are brought to life. Photographs, publications, dioramas, and more give a look inside the life of a military trainee at Camp Ritchie during World War II.

Please enjoy these images that sample what the museum has to offer.

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Secret Heroes: The Ritchie Boys

The Community Center is now the home of an exhibit honoring the Ritchie Boys. Different phases of the Ritchie Boy experience will be rotated as the featured exhibit in the Community Center.

The Ritchie Boys were an intelligence group trained at Camp Ritchie during World War II. Some scholars have estimated the Ritchie Boys helped end the war early by two years through their abilities at deciphering German communications.

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Guy Stern, a Ritchie Boy, designed the exhibit which was on display at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Michigan. At Stern’s urging, the Holocaust Memorial Center donated the exhibit to the Community Center.

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