2/8/2017 - Over Here, Over There highlights wartime experiences
Over Here, Over There highlights wartime experiences
“Over Here, Over There: In Times of War” continues through April 16 at the San Bernardino County Museum. The exhibits explores the shared experiences of war, both on the front lines and on the U. S. home front. Military uniforms and equipment from the American Civil War to the start of the Cold War along with civilian personal effects and letters from the same periods of time help illustrate how times of war affect players, both at home and on the front lines. Museum visitors are invited to share their own and family stories about these times of conflict and community.
“Civilian and soldier alike have shared in their experience of war,” said Jennifer Dickerson, the museum’s curator of history, “each sacrificing something for their country and both giving something to a greater cause, thereby influencing change within their communities and in the nation.”
According to museum director, Melissa Russo, “participation in our country’s wartime efforts is a defining aspect of this region. We are proud and grateful to partner with our museum association in honoring the sacrifices of our community.”
“Over Here, Over There” and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). November 1-30 active military and their families are free (with ID). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Source: San Bernardino County Museum (San Bernardino County Museum News)