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April 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Donald Duck wearing military hat
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Disney at War

Monday, April 8, 2019

An educator from the Walt Disney Family Museum will talk about the films Walt Disney produced for the government during World War II.

Educator Shawn Carrera of The Walt Disney Family Museum visits the library, to talk about how Walt Disney and his company helped the United States during World War II. Emphasis will be placed on Disney shorts and films made for the war effort, the occupation of the Disney Studio by the military, and Walt Disney’s goodwill tour in South America.

About the Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Walt Disney Family Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features contemporary, interactive galleries with state-of-the-art exhibits narrated in Walt Disney’s own voice alongside early drawings, cartoons, films, music, a model of Disneyland, and more. WDFM serves Bay Area communities through a  wide range of education and outreach programming.

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.