Read what 324 people shared about the people they loved, battles they fought, childhood memories and odd facts from wartime.
It’s an amazing story, this story of real people.
Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
Keeping morale up was critical: the music speaks of hope, of dancing, of forgetting the dangers the world was in.
December 7, 2011 marks the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The Call of Duty exhibit weaves history and art together in a moving tribute at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Experience the times during a show by Topeka Big Band and a dance in the library’s rotunda during December’s First Friday.
I see an interesting connection between this sense of community responsibility in the mid-1900’s and today’s trends toward environmental protection and the growing “Lure of the Local” (Great book by Lucy Lippard).
What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.
Did you know that many of our area veterans struggle to afford toothpaste, winter gloves and shampoo? I didn’t.
Experience the war years, how people got their news, what they endured and how they served their country. The Call of Duty exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is sure to engage your mind about American history, especially the role Kansas played during some of the country’s most trying times.