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Open Archive: World War II on the Princeton Homefront

October 17, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Stop by the Discovery Center to explore artifacts and archival materials that illustrate how Princeton residents participated in World War II from the homefront through civil defense, rationing and foreign relief efforts. This Open Archive is presented in conjunction with the library and Historical Society of Princeton’s World War II exhibition on view through February 6, 2020 in the Princeton Room.

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from its vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation and encourage visitors to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. HSP’s curator of collections and research will be on hand to share information and answer questions.

Presented in partnership with the library and the Historical Society of Princeton. Photo courtesy of Historical Society of Princeton.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



October 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Discovery Center – Second Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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