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We Can Do It! WWII Heinz History Center Traveling Exhibit

May 25, 2019 to July 16, 2019

Location:

Altoona Railroaders Museum
1200 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA  16602

Hosted by the Railroaders Memorial Museum in partnership with the Blair County Historical Society.

The We Can Do It! WWII traveling exhibit explores Western Pennsylvania’s incredible impact on the home, industrial, and battle fronts during World War II.

Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the development of the jeep, a uniquely American invention produced by the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, Pa., and hear the stories behind Rosie the Riveter and the local Tuskegee Airmen whose contributions helped to turn the tide of the war.

History Center Affiliate Program institutions are encouraged to display WWII-related items from their collections as part of the exhibit, which includes artifacts, previously unseen photographs, and large museum panels highlighting Western Pa.’s contributions to WWII.

The exhibit will showcase four lifelike museum figures of local WWII heroes:

General George C. Marshall

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Carl J. Woods

Iwo Jima hero Sgt. Michael Strank

The Westinghouse Company-inspired Rosie the Riveter

Exhibit Opening Day: Saturday, May 25 9am-5pm

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