The Arlington Heights Historical Museum will be opening a new temporary exhibit entitled: Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts to be on display in the Museum’s Dunton Gallery from April 6th- July 21st, 2019.
This exhibit focuses on the human side of war by exploring the stories of Arlington Heights residents who were involved in military conflicts from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Using artifacts, documents and photos from our archives that have never been put on display, we showcase the experiences of war. These include events such as the ceremonial welcome home given to the returning World War I soldiers, and the important contributions that a state-side soldier made during World War II. Visitors can imagine themselves in the boots of a paratrooper in the Korean War or the small wooden Filipino slippers of a civilian girl interned by the Japanese overseas during World War II. Civil War era discharge papers help us to honor those that came back home, alongside the stories and images of those who gave their lives.
A members-only reception will be held on Friday, April 5th from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibit will be open to the public April 6th- July 21st free of charge when visiting during our open hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-4:30pm and Friday-Sunday 10am-4:30pm. Groups of 6 or more are welcome to call the Museum at 847-255-1225 to schedule a private tour.
The Museum would like to thank the Godey Questers for their generous support in donating the Dorfman Museum mannequins that helped make this exhibit possible.
The Arlington Heights Historical Museum collects and preserves significant materials relating to our past and shares them through educational and recreational activities that promote community heritage and pride. The Museum is run through a partnership between the Arlington Heights Historical Society, the Arlington Heights Park District, and the Village of Arlington Heights.
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