Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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.