World War II Exhibit Opening at The Works

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Features Personal Stories of Licking County Veterans

NEWARK, Ohio, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology presents “World War II: Back The Attack! Arsenal of Democracy” a new temporary history exhibit curated by Tracie Hill, Works’ firearms curator. The exhibit will open to the public with a free reception on Friday, Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m., at The Works Main Gallery, 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio.  A special preview of the exhibit, as well as dinner and a lecture by Philip Schreier, senior curator, NRA National Firearms Museum, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Preview dinner and lecture cost is $60/$50 for Works’ members; pre-registration is required.

The Works is proud to offer this exhibit, which brings together Licking County’s contributions to World War II both abroad and domestic. Admission to “Back The Attack” is free to the public and open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through April 1, 2017. General admission is required to experience The Works Museum.

“Back The Attack” features personal stories of Licking County veterans, retold through artifacts and recollections, along with insights on how local companies such as Owens Corning, the Newark Stove Company, and Holophane contributed to the war. Some artifacts provided by the Ohio History Connection and private collectors, with additional support from the Ohio Gun Collector’s Association.

Upcoming: The Works’ World War II History Lecture Series:

“Weaponry Advances in World War II”

Lecturer-Tracy Hill, Works’ firearms curator

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public

 

“Uncle Sam Wants You”

Lecturer-Doug Stout, Licking County Veterans Project coordinator

Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public