The Stearns History Museum presents “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit on view from March 23 to May 12.
Come visit the Stearns History Museum, and see “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation through their stories.
In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, to farm during a severe labor shortage, to work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.
The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin.
This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota.
Items from the Stearns History Museum and Research Center’s collection will bring focus to local issues during World War II.
The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.