Upcountry History Museum Exhibit Features America’s War Dogs

As the nation’s veterans’ service and sacrifice are honored, the Upcountry History Museum’s new exhibit focuses on the experiences of dogs and their owners during the war.

The exhibit emphasizes the vital role that military working dogs have played in the Armed Forces since the American Revolution.

The Upcountry History Museum’s exhibit “War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You” started on Oct. 30 and will run until Feb. 27, 2022. 

James Mellick, an Ohio master craftsman, designed and built ten life-size, hand-carved wooden statues. The exhibit will also highlight the tale of Lucca, a Marine Corps war dog that served on two deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan and completed over 400 missions. Lucca lost a leg and suffered terrible burns while ensuring that no human lives were lost while she was in charge.

Thanks to Lockheed Martin’s generosity, all veterans and active-duty military members will receive free entrance to the museum while the exhibition is on display through February 27, 2022.

The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe Street in Greenville, SC, and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Visit the museum’s website for more information at upcountryhistory.org. Or call 864-467-3100.

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