Many of us are familiar with wartime souvenirs, whether we have direct experience with the battlefield or not. Some of these objects are personal, a way for veterans to preserve their experiences. Often, we treasure objects from our relatives who have participated in the wars of the 20th century; special things linger on as memorials that help our families tell the stories of how beloved fathers, grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers, cousins, and siblings contributed to the larger history of war. Through a National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored program led by two Utah State University faculty from history and anthropology, the “Bringing War Home” project invites the community–military and civilian alike–to connect with the history of war through sharing wartime objects and the personal stories that surround them.
Come visit and participate in one of our road shows this fall:
- September 17th at USU Salt Lake Campus in Taylorsville
- October 22nd at USU Moab Campus in Moab
- November 5th at the Historic Wendover Airfield Museum in Wendover