IU East Campus Library to host traveling bus-eum

April 29th, 2009

The TRACES Center for History and Culture traveling exhibit will make a stop at Indiana University East from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 8. The exhibit will be located on the circle drive next to Whitewater Hall.

This year’s theme will be “Held in The Heartland: German POWs in the Midwest, 1943-46.” Housed in a retro-fitted school bus, the exhibit includes a 21-seat theater and illustrates the unknown story through narrative texts, artifacts and media.

“Held in the Heartland” tells the story of approximately 250 prisoner of war camps located in the Midwest during WWII. According to TRACES, tens of thousands of the 380,000 Germans imprisoned in the U.S. at that time were held in the Midwest, and were part of the millions of Axis and Allied prisoners held around the world. The exhibit shows how POW experiences on all sides embody ageless and timely themes of war and peace, justice during times of war, human rights, international reconciliation and potential lessons for avoiding future conflicts.

Bus-eum 3 is sponsored by the IU East Campus Library and Morrison-Reeves Public Library.

The exhibit is open to the public and school groups are welcome.  Admission is free. 
For more information, contact Julianne Stout, IU East coordinator of circulation and marketing services for the Campus Library, at (765) 973-8204.

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