The Everhart Museum’s D-Day community day highlighted the service of local veterans in the northeastern Pennsylvania region. Programs focused on the history of D Day 1944, as well as educate and entertain our visitors about the society and culture of World War II.
1:00-1:30 pm Honor Guard presentation by American Legion Post #457, Tunkhannock
1:00-2:00 pm Artist in Residence, Liz Parry Faist, memory art workshop
1:00-4:00 pm WWII collector Kenny Ganz showcased his WWII jeep: the Jeep was built in October 1942 by Willys Overland motors in Toledo, Ohio. It is marked for the 394th Bomb Group, 584th Bomb Squadron of the 9th Army Air force. The 394th Bomb Group participated in the Normandy invasion.
1:30-2:30 pm Gene Dempsey Orchestra presented a concert of 1940s music. The Orchestra has been playing for over 50 years and is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest “swing” band. Members include 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 5 trumpets , guitar, bass, drums and vocalist.
1:00-1:45 pm Local author Larry Sherman presented a lecture on code breaking in WWII, and will discuss both Allied and Axis efforts and successes in breaking codes during the entire conflict.
2:00-2:45 pm Jean Moran presentation: “Writing a novel – a personal journey.” When local physical therapist Jeanne Moran learned of the treatment of people with disabilities in Nazi Germany, she found the passion to sustain her on the long journey of writing her first novel. Using words, photos, and video clips, Moran will take you along from idea to the publication of her historical fiction novel Risking Exposure. This includes extensive research in settings as diverse as the Library of Congress, YouTube, and the city archives in Munich, Germany. Primary resource materials will be on display and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
3:00-4:00 pm Guided tour of the D-Day 1944 exhibit
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