Ontario: “War Comes Home: The Legacy” Exhibition
WAR COMES HOME: THE LEGACY EXHIBITION COMES TO ONTARIO CITY LIBRARY
Ontario, CA – Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, the new exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy opens on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Ovitt Family Community Library. The traveling exhibition, rich with historic and contemporary letters, offers an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming.
This exhibition explores the joys and hardships that returning soldiers and their families face during homecoming, as expressed through private letters and email correspondence. Spanning conflicts from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and displayed on thirteen interpretive panels, War Comes Home: The Legacy explores the shared themes of wartime separation, the adjustment to life back at home, and the costs of war.
War Comes Home: The Legacy is part of Cal Humanities’ current War Comes Home initiative, a thematic program designed to promote greater understanding of veterans and explore how war shapes a community. The exhibition is based on the work of the Center for American War Letters (CAWL) and is presented by Exhibit Envoy.
The Ovitt Family Community Library is located at 215 E. C Street in Ontario. For more information, please call (909) 395-2004.