Don’t miss the USS Silversides Lecture Series, Mondays in March! March 20, it’s the “When Books Went to War” exhibit opening presentation.
One country wants to destroy books. One country wants to share as many books as possible with its citizens. Did this fundamental difference in the desire for an educated population have any impact on WWII or the postwar success of the nations? In their newest exhibit, you will learn just what a difference that made. The exhibit will teach you about the German book burning campaign. It will contrast that with the U.S. drive to collect and circulate books that could be sent to our American warriors to make life at war maybe just a little better. Beyond that, the US recognized an opportunity to improve the education of its citizens and created the GI Bill. They will also have on display a collection of books that were popular during that time. You’re invited to come see who were the literary heroes then and compare that to the role models portrayed in books in circulation today.
All lectures begin at 6:00pm. The cost is $5.00 per person or FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. For more information, visit www.silversidesmuseum.org.