‘V is for Victory’ exhibit
New London Public Museum now open by appointment
The New London Public Museum is has reopened, by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The last appointment available is 30 minutes prior to closing.
The museum’s interrupted schedule last year prevented many from seeing the “V is for Victory” exhibit, so the exhibit has been extended.
“V is for Victory” focuses on the home front during WWII.
When the exhibit opened last year, it was in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
“Throughout the years, we’ve created a number of military exhibits at the museum,” according to Christine Cross, museum director.
“For this anniversary, we wanted to look at life on the home front,” Cross said. “We used newspapers from 1941-1945 to guide the exhibit. We partnered newspaper articles from the New London Press Republican with artifacts and photographs from the collection and on loan to the museum. We wanted to bring the community’s voice into the exhibit and hear from the people who lived through the war.”
The New London Public Museum offers exhibits about local history, Native American culture and natural history.
Located at 406 S. Pearl St., the museum also has a research center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.newlondonwi.org/museum, call 920-982-8520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.