Created by students from Brookings-Harbor High School, this exhibit gives a localized perspective on World War II from the viewpoint of the American homefront. Many of the photos featured in the exhibit are on loan from veterans living in Brookings and have never been published before now. The exhibit took 60 students from two classes of Junior U.S. History and the State and Local History class four months to compile, with students each attacking a different story front under curator Holly Fallert with photo editing by Brig Schofield, and timelines by Kaylee Strain, Mayce McCollum and Maggie Steerman.
“I was tremendously impressed with the research, scholarship, and creativity of the students, and wanted to give others the opportunity to see this exhibit on one of the most eventful and impactful times in history,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.
Admission to this exhibit is free and is $5 to visit the rest of the museum. (Because the Oregon Historical Society is a Blue Star Museum, admission is always free to the nation's active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.)