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March 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
WWII Tuskegee Airman Captain Les Williams
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The Peninsula at War

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Join us for an exploration of San Mateo County's World War II legacy.

Discover the Peninsula’s World War II legacy, with the Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association.

Wartime activities in San Mateo County included civilian defense, hospitals, industries such as Eimac and Western Pipe & Steel, internment camps, military training centers, coastal defense, salvage and war bond drives, USO centers, and victory gardens.

About the San Mateo County Historical Association
The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County. The Association operates three historic sites: the San Mateo County History Museum in downtown Redwood City, the Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica, and the Woodside Store in Woodside. The San Mateo County Historical Association Archives, located at the San Mateo County History Museum, are open free to the public for on-site research.  

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.