Portland, August 9th, 2015. The Oregon Historical Society is honoring the Greatest Generation through an original exhibition, opening 70 years following the end of World War II. In World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed, artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection illustrate this massive conflict, from the battlefields in North Africa to the home fronts in America. Letters, historic documents, and military uniforms provide a sense of place and give visitors a lens into the many events of World War II, including prominent battles and critical political decisions. The exhibit will be open until December 7, 2015th.
Lectures have included WWII veteran Robert Weiss here for a special Q&A on his experience at Normandy.
“World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed” has a Enigma Machine on display.
Featured artifacts include:
Wilson’s Fourteen Points
Engima Machine, the Nazi coding device
Log of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor
Royal Air Force uniform
Ring of the balloon bomb
Shrapnel from Fort Stevens
Did you know that Claire Phillips Snyder is the only Oregon woman to receive America’s highest civilian decoration (for her espionage and humanitarian work as a guerilla leader in the Philippine Resistance during World War II)?
Columbia Sportswear has generously stepped up to sponsor free admission for veterans and active duty military through during the run of WWII: A World at War, A State Transformed (June 26 – December 7). Visit our admission page to find out what forms of identification are required to take advantage of this generous discount.
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