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The Barrington History Museum would like to say
"Thank You" to all those that have made our Country Great.
This Labor Day the Barrington History Museum recognizes the
contributions that women played in the the successful
victory in World War II.


Please view the video below for the story of "Rosie the Riveter" published by the Library of Congress. More than 2.2 million women were working in the war industries, building ships, aircraft, vehicles, and weaponry. Women also worked in factories, munitions plants and farms, and also drove trucks, provided logistic support for soldiers and entered professional areas of work that were previously the preserve of men.

During World War II, approximately 400,000 U.S. women served with the armed forces and more than 460 — some sources say the figure is closer to 543 — lost their lives as a result of the war, including 16 from enemy fire. Women became officially recognized as a permanent part of the U.S. armed forces after the war with the passing of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1948.[1]

The contributions of these women was enormous. If you have some time this upcoming Labor Day weekend call your relatives that served in WWII or on the home front and thank them for their service. You may want to document their memories of this time in history for future generations. If you wish to share your families stories, The Library of Congress is collecting these stories of WWII both service members and stories of all "Rosie the Riveters" at www.loc.gov/vets/ through the American Folklife Center.

[1] CBC News

 

 

Great article from World War I From our National Archives Click the Link Below to view / download the PDF

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2014/summer/woods.pdf

Published on Sep 23, 2014

August 1914. The nations of Europe march enthusiastically to war. Capturing the mood of the time, famed sociologist Max Weber declares: "Regardless of outcome, this war is great and wonderful."

With war plans like Germany's Schlieffen Plan and France's Plan XVII in place, each side is confident in early August that they can secure a quick victory. What they ultimately discover is that war is easy to plan...until it starts.

Part 2 of 10. Visit www.macarthurmemorial.org for more free educational resources.

  • Category:  Education

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Barrington History Museum WWI Footlocker Project

We are reaching out to the Barrington Community for Donations for our WWI Footlocker. Once we have completed this project it will be available for classrooms, students, Scouts and other educational groups.

Enlisted men did not have footlockers, only officers - so we are asking that you look through your attics, barns, basements and see if you have any of the following items from WWI 1914 - 1918.

Typical contents would include:

  • Spare uniform of Model 1917 service coat, breeches, shirt, collar, boots, overseas cap
  • Raincoat or overcoat
  • Sam Browne belt
  • Underwear - long
  • Socks
  • Training Manuals
  • Maps
  • Mess equipment: mess kit, canteen, utensils (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Letters from home, newspapers
  • Bible or other religious volumes
  • Shaving kit, towel, soap, metal shaving mirror

 

If you have any of the above items and would like to donate them
please call our office at 847-381-1730

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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National Park Service Web Sites For Our Presidents

Click here to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon web site

Click here to visit Lincoln Home National Historic web site

Click here to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Historic web site

Click Here to visit William Howard Taft National Historic web site

Click Here to visit Lydon B. Johnson National Historic web site

Educational Links WWI

The Centennial Commemoration of The United States in World War One
http://worldwar-1centennial.org

Wall Street Journal -
World War I: The War That Changed Everything

http://www.wsj.com/articles/world-war-i-the-war-that-changed-everything-1403300393

The Economist -
Still in the grip of the Great War: the defining event of the 20th Century

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21599798-first-world-war-was-defining-event-20th-century-thousands-books-have

The World Post -
World War One is Key for U.S. Foreign Policy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ivan-eland/world-war-i-rather-than-w_b_5543998.html

World War I Color Photos
http://worldwaronecolorphotos.com/

The MacArthur Memorial Museum Site
http://www.macarthurmemorial.org/

 

 
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WANTED

Books, Magazines, Prints, Videos,
DVDs, CDs, Software,
Sheet Music, LP Recoreds &
Encyclopedias

Drop Off your donations
During August at the
Barrington History Museum
212 W. Main Street, OR
the Kincaid House 218 W. Main Street

All Donations Are Tax Deductible

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SEPT. 19th, 2015

For Our ANNUAL BOOK SALE
at The Barrington
History Museum


Proceeds will help fund the
The Barrington History Museum
& Educational Programs

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