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Share Your WWII Memories With Future Generations
WIPB is committed to the communities we serve and we are reaching out to our viewers and members to capture and preserve WWII stories from Hoosiers. Whether you fought on the battlefront or felt the impact on the home front, your first-hand account is important. Thank you for sharing your story.
Read stories posted by other Hoosiers and people from other states. Share your story with other PBS viewers across the nation!
Take part in an exciting online exchange:
ï Upload images
ï Call in your story for an audio message
Screenings of THE WAR
As part of its outreach efforts, WIPB will offer screenings of this landmark series to east central Indiana area groups such as service organizations, historical societies, veterans groups, and more.
Please contact Lori Georgi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-285-2982 if youíre interested in having a screening and presentation at your organization. WIPB staff will show your audience a video preview of the series, moderate discussions, and provide information on how to submit a familyís World War II stories to WIPB or the Library of Congressís Veterans History Project.
Below is a selection of interesting sites in Indiana and Illinois
WWII Victory Museum
5634 County Road 11A
Auburn, IN. 46706
The Museumís collection of artifacts includes over 150 vehicles, hundreds of uniforms, many firearms, numerous works of art on paper and scores of other artifacts.
Museum of the Solider
510 E Arch Street
Portland, IN. 47371
The museum has local military exhibits preserving and presenting histories of the men and women as well as the families and workers back home during times of war.
Candles Holocaust Museum
1532 South 3rd Street
TerreÝHaute, Indiana 47802
The Museum was founded in 1995 by Eva Mozes Kor who, as a twin, survived the genetic experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The CANDLE Museum is dedicated to telling of the Holocaust and the stories of the Auschwitz twins. Visitors to the Museum are given a personalized tour and have the opportunity to ask questions and/or wander throughout the museum viewing the many displays. It also serves as a resource center for teachers and provides tours for schools and groups.
First Division Museum
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
The First Division Museum at Cantigny is dedicated to the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army. The museum includes 10,000 square feet of state of the art interactive and experiential exhibits and also houses the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center
McClain's Historical Military Armor Museum
2330 Crystal St.
What is the Veterans History Project?
The Veterans History Project is a national volunteer effort focused on preserving veteransí war stories. They rely on a national network of organizations and individuals to record those interviews and submit them to the permanent collections of the Library of Congress.
Stories can be told through personal narratives (audio or video-taped interviews, written memoirs), correspondence (letters, postcards), and visual materials (photos, drawings, scrapbook items, etc.)
Their primary focus is on first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans.
In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.