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New Madison War Museum Takes History For A Spin

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

A look back into Alabama's violent history can be found inside a log cabin in Madison.

The Alabama War Museum sits just off Burgreen Road. The facility is fairly new, but the concept behind the museum is as old as time itself.

Co-owner James Brocker says the museum is a glimpse into understanding how war started. "We have simple and archaeologically proven rocks, and whatever people used during fighting," said Brocker. "That progresses onto anywhere from Vikings, Romans, the whole bit - Egyptians."

Brocker says all the displays came from different battles and different eras in time. He says he picked them up a little at a time.

The War Museum begins with natives of this country and things they used when they went to battle, according to James' son, Eric Brocker.  "One of the weird items that we have, is an ax head made out of meteorites. It's a bronze replica helmet of what the Greeks and the Persians would have worn."

The museum also houses an impressive armory with guns dating back to the 1700s. The Brockers say they have many more items to display, but right now just don't have the space. The family is considering moving into a larger space. 

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