Tricounty News

BUS-eum brings POW exhibit to Kimball

More than 70 people toured an exhibit of memorabilia and information on Americans from the Midwest interred in German prisoner of war camps during World War II. The exhibit is housed in a converted school bus and contained 26 stations. Local sponsors of the exhibit were Kingston Township, Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W., and Kimball Area Friends of the Library. The "BUS-eum" exhibit was parked on Main Street near city hall for about three hour on Saturday, June 21. The exhibit is entitled "Behind Barbed Wire: Midwest POWs in Nazi Germany." It is one of three traveling exhibits compiled by a non-profit educational group, Traces. They have interviewed scores of former POWs from the Midwest to put together this collection, funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council and other sponsors. Visit their Web site at to see their many other projects.