WWII exhibit coming to the Midland County Library

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Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy

MIDLAND, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- “It will be meaningful to a lot of people, certainly meaningful to us being able to bring it here,” says Megan Buck.

The Social Impact and Community Engagement Coordinator says West Texans will soon be able to experience a world-renowned World War II exhibit.

“A new exhibit from the National World War II Museum, it’s a traveling exhibit and it’s called Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy. Visitors don’t expect something like this to be at a public library so it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to maybe change the public perception a little bit of a library.”

The traveling exhibit coming all the way from New Orleans will focus on efforts from the homefront.

According to Burk, “while there’s a lot to learn about what happened in Europe and what happened on the battlefield this touches more on what was happening in America and on the homefront during World War II.”

West Texans can see the unique display from November 15th through January 17th for free.

“We do have some programs planned relating to the exhibit. We’ll have a special guest from the Ag Life Extension Office coming to help us learn how to plant a victory garden. We have a special guest from the High Sky Wing of the CAF who is going to come to do a talk about Midland’s part in World War II and we also have some supplemental objects on display from the Midland Army Airfield Museum.”

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