Arlington Heights Historical Museum opens new temporary exhibit

 
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Posted4/15/2019 8:23 AM
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  • Using artifacts, documents and photos, like the one pictured here, the Arlington Heights Historical Museum's new exhibit, Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts, focuses on the human side of war through the stories of Arlington Heights residents.

    Using artifacts, documents and photos, like the one pictured here, the Arlington Heights Historical Museum's new exhibit, Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts, focuses on the human side of war through the stories of Arlington Heights residents. Courtesy of Arlington Heights Historical Museum

  • The new exhibit Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts will be on display to July 21 at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St., in Arlington Heights.

    The new exhibit Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts will be on display to July 21 at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St., in Arlington Heights. Courtesy of Arlington Heights Historical Museum

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum opened a new temporary exhibit titled "Faces of the Fight: Local Stories, Global Conflicts," to be on display in the museum's Dunton Gallery through July 21.

This exhibit focuses on the human side of war by exploring the stories of Arlington Heights residents who were involved in military conflicts from the Civil War to the Vietnam War.

Using artifacts, documents and photos from its archives that have never been put on display, the Arlington Heights Historical Museum will showcase the experiences of war. These include events such as the ceremonial welcome home given to the returning World War I soldiers and the important contributions that a stateside soldier made during World War II.

Visitors can imagine themselves in the boots of a paratrooper in the Korean War or the small wooden Filipino slippers of a civilian girl interned by the Japanese overseas during World War II. Civil War era discharge papers help us to honor those that came back home, alongside the stories and images of those who gave their lives.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through July 21 when visiting during open hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Groups of six or more are welcome to call the museum at (847) 255-1225 to schedule a private tour.

The museum would like to thank the Godey Questers for their generous support in donating the Dorfman Museum mannequins that helped make this exhibit possible.

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum collects and preserves significant materials relating to the past and shares them through educational and recreational activities that promote community heritage and pride.

The museum, which is run through a partnership between the Arlington Heights Historical Society, the Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights, is at 110 W. Fremont St., in Arlington Heights.

For information, visit ahmuseum.org or call (847) 255-1225.

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