Knox College WWII exhibit

From the Monmouth Daily Review-Atlas:

On Thursday, May 27, Do Your Part Inc., an organization of students from the Knox College Department of History’s “Museums, Monuments and Memories” course, will present the exhibit “The Second World War: A World Transformed” as part of their Museums, Monuments and Memory course.

Told from the vantage point of multiple individuals – including multiple Knox alumni – the exhibit explores World War II’s role as an internationally transformative event. The exhibit makes extensive use of oral histories collected by students this spring and aims to offer a well-rounded account of the war from a multi-national perspective.

All community members are invited to attend and to learn something of what World War II meant to people of different ages, races, genders and social classes. The event is a multimedia experience in which visitors may chat with students in period clothing, share their own memories and expand their knowledge of this global conflict.

Because it is being presented during the 65th anniversary of the end of the war, this exhibit will be of special significance to anyone who experiences it. Memories will be restored and new ones made as Illinois remembers this huge conflict. Also, this exhibit provides a unique opportunity for visitors from across area as a number of the interviewees utilized in this project not only provided a wealth of information but also lived in Illinois.