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Date:
March 5, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Downstairs Program Room
Address:
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2501
Email:
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
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A Young Man Goes to War -- 1944

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Drafted, wounded, captured, liberated, wounded again, recaptured, liberated again... meet the man who lived it during World War II.

In the span of 19 months, Arthur Adams was drafted, sent to combat in Germany, wounded, captured, liberated, wounded again, recaptured, liberated again, and assigned to head to Japan. He’ll join us to share his story.

About Art Adams
Arthur F. Adams is retired electrical and mechanical engineer who now spends his time restoring old radio sets and supporting garage sales. He is a member and longtime volunteer at Museum of the American Heritage in Palo Alto.

About War Comes Home: The Legacy
Throughout March-April, 2019, the Menlo Park Main Library is hosting a special exhibition and program series exploring separation and reunion over multiple American wars. Showcasing veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life together–or facing the long-term costs of war–this powerful exhibition explores feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us.

The traveling exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the BayTree Fund, The Whitman Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

This free event is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.