This exhibit will show visitors a glimpse at life during WWII here in Coronado, like the German P.O.W. camp located on the Naval Amphibious Base.
You'll learn little-known details about the courage and pluck of Coronado residents, and their considerable contributions to the war effort will be brought to light.
Displays comprised of photographs, documents, letters and postcards from the Museum’s archive will be on view, as well as personal artifacts, including clothing, loaned by local residents.
Some photographs include president Franklin Roosevelt here on Coronado with his two sons, who were stationed here.
Interactive exhibits will include things like vintage living room furniture sets and an old telephone visitors can pick up and listen to audio clips of Coronado residents talking about growing up here during the war.
Coronado on the Frontline: 1942-1945 opens on March 9, and will remain on display through October 2012.
The Museum of History and Art is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day).