His work stalled by a tremor, a Round Pond man who builds World War II dioramas hopes someone will help him finish one more project.
Ed Strausberg has dioramas on display at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island.
He has many more pieces in institutions and private collections, but wants to complete this last project — a series of six dioramas depicting the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific theater — out of a love of history and a desire to share it.
Strausberg grew up in Rockland County, north of New York City. An early field trip in elementary school was to the Revolutionary War battlefield at Stony Point, on the Hudson River, where he saw a diorama of the battle.
Fascinated, the young student immediately started thinking about how he could make the diorama more realistic. Soon he was making his own.