Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures




This past weekend I visited the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University to view a joint exhibit. The first one was "Anne Frank: A History for Today" touring from the Anne Frank Center in New York. It was a wonderful exhibit, but unfortunately photographs were prohibited. The second exhibit featured items from the FSU Institute on World War II and the Human Experience which preserves memories and artifacts of the men and women who served in World War II. Items in this collection are both military related and from home front experiences as well. The collection includes diaries, letters, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials related to the everyday experiences of the participants in World War II. The largest and most significant collection is that of newscaster Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, and An Album of Memories. Brokaw donated his collection of letters and other materials used in his research for his books to FSU. The three pictures above show items from this exhibit. You can read about each item by viewing the information provided on the cards in the pictures. The second picture shows an example of something I had never heard of called Trench Art, which I found very interesting.

Linking to a new meme this week hosted by Tom at Tom The Backroads Traveller called Tuesday's Treasures. Go here to see what the other participants are posting.

I am also linking to Our World Tuesday.

18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, nice exhibits. I like the old toy car and the model planes. The World War II artifacts and memories sound like an interesting exhibit to visit. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy Tuesday!

Tom said...

It's a pleasure to have you share your treasures this week. These toys are a important reminder of our history. Lois I hope the your life will be filled with many treasures.

Tanya Breese said...

i bet that was a great exhibit!

Lowell said...

I would love this! I've long been a WWII buff. And a couple of those planes look very familiar!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes me too, I would have been there in a flash Lois.. Very interesting link to the trench art, those poor men!

Kate said...

WWII artefacts are so interesting and your photos are so clear.

Halcyon said...

Very neat models! I will have to see if I can come up with something for this meme next week.

Arti said...

These are real treasures and nice memories of your visit there.

William Kendall said...

I've seen examples of what would be trench art here in our war museum. The model Spitfire makes sense along those lines.

Sylvia K said...

What a great exhibit it is indeed!! Wish I could visit there!! Your photos are the next best thing as always, Lois!! I hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!!

Tony McGurk said...

What a great find. The toy car is a real treat. I really like old toy cars. So much more character than many of today's toys

cieldequimper said...

Interesting. I wonder what trenches though? Were there trenches in WWII? I guess so but I tend to associate them with WWI!

Marleen said...

Beautifully detailed models. An interesting exhition to visit.

RedPat said...

Very interesting, Lois.

Revrunner said...

I really do appreciate it when museum's allow photos.

Rose said...

I would have loved to see these exhibits! They would have been so interesting.

Marie C said...

What a wonderful display! Sounds like a great exhibit to see. I loved the trench art!

ellen b. said...

Looks like an interesting collection!