Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, D-Day 1944 focuses on the planning, execution and aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Featuring historic photographs of the invasion, the exhibit also includes historic artifacts from regional lenders and historical collections. Two years in the planning, the D-Day invasion, which began on June 6 and lasted several days, enabled the Allied forces to make deep inroads into the German-occupied French countryside. While costing thousands of casualties, the D-Day invasion became the turning point that allowed for the Allies to eventually overtake the European continent and lead the victory in World War II. Lenders and partners to D-Day 1944 include: Carol Dunn, Kenny Ganz, Getty Images, James Gidosh, Dr. Patrick Grady, Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS, International Center of Photography, Library of Congress, Thomas Karam, Linda Lee, Magnum Photos, National Archives & Records Administration, The National Collection of Aerial Photography, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, Leni Piasky, Susquehanna County Historical Society, and Wayne County Historical Society. D-Day 1944 also includes artworks specially created for the exhibit by Rebecca Bird. Exhibition support provided by Penn Security Bank & Trust, a division of Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co.
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, WWII on the Homefront is a community art exhibit featuring new work created by NEPA-based historical societies, veterans’ associations, regional schools, & community organizations working in partnership with the Museum and artist-in-residence Liz Parry-Faist. The artworks interpret diverse elements of life on the home front and incorporate period photographs, advertising, letters, and other ephemera into three-dimensional collage. Exhibit partners include: The Achievement Academy, American Legion Post #457, Anthracite Heritage Museum & Iron Furnaces, Dietrich Theater, Jefferson Learning Center, King’s College, Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna Trail High School Art Club, Luzerne County Historical Society, NEIU 19, Susquehanna County Historical Society, The Times-Tribune, Wayne County Historical Society, and Wyoming County Historical Society.
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is the exhibit 1963: A Blast from the Past! a visual look back at the year’s events that filled Americans with exhilaration, as well as those that brought us to unfathomable depths of despair. This exhibit features images, documents, and ephemera and was developed by students enrolled in Public History 281, a class designed to introduce undergraduates to the world of museum and archival work. It is one of several courses offered as part of the Public History minor within Marywood University’s Social Sciences Department.
The students worked with museum staff to explore this remarkable year. Researching topics and events that shaped our world 50 years ago, they focused on the following: Civil Rights Movement, Cold War Culture, JFK and his legacy, Space Race, the Shadow of Vietnam and daily life in general.
The student curators of 1963: A Blast from the Past! are: Arianna Boettger, Eileen Comninos, Dana Daly, Katie Dane, Yeslene Dijol, Anna Hickman, Shari Landy, Brian Nargi, Gia Reveillo, Julianne Reymer, and Adam Villella.
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