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Webster museum hosts World War II exhibit

May 22, 2014

American News, Aberdeen, S.D.

May 22--"At Home & Abroad: South Dakota in World War II," a traveling exhibit from the South Dakota State Historical Society, is at the Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry at Webster through July 15.

Six pop-up kiosks use historic photographs, documents and photos to tell the story of South Dakota's involvement in World War II, both overseas and at home. The exhibit covers joining the military, military units serving overseas, Battleship South Dakota, Sioux Code Talkers and Doolittle's 1942 raid on Tokyo.

On the home front, the exhibit discusses farm labor shortages, industries gearing up for military production, rationing, scrap drives and victory gardens. Post-war South Dakota with its thousands of returning veterans, the G.I. Bill and its impact on the state's colleges and the beginnings of the Cold War with its missile defenses are also part of the exhibit.

The exhibit is in the Anderson Building on the museum grounds, 760 West Highway in Webster.

The World War II traveling exhibit was funded by the South Dakota Heritage Fund and the State of South Dakota.

Hours at the Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call the MWSI office at 605-345-4751.


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