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Victory And Beyond Museum Seeks Home Front Memorabilia

Mon., Aug. 14, 1995

Cheney Cowles Museum is looking for people who remember what it was like on the Inland Northwest’s home front during World War II.

The museum is planning a special exhibit, “Beyond the Red, White and Blue,” one of two that will open Oct. 12.

Curator Marsha Rooney said the exhibit will help highlight the museum’s extensive poster collection and will illustrate work and the social life of the war years.

The museum is looking for photographs, stories and other memorabilia.

Rooney said the museum is particularly interested in 1940s furniture, ration stamps and tax books, employment badges from factories, photos of USO canteens and scrap drives, memorabilia from civil defense efforts and blue or gold service stars which families displayed.

People interested in providing items for the display can call Rooney at 456-3932 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

, DataTimes

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