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“Letters from the Archives” Digital Exhibit

19 Sep 2020 - 13 Feb 2021

Letters from the Archives

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has collaborated with Palm Springs Air Museum and Morongo Basin Residents to produce “Letters from the Archives”.  The digital exhibit features a selection of letters written by servicemen during WWII and the first Gulf War’s Operation Desert Storm, which express themes conveyed by the exhibit, “War Comes Home: The Legacy”.  The exhibit also features an audio component, where you can hear local volunteers read the historic letters.

“I thought I’d try writing this letter on the typewriter but somehow or other it seems too business like and impersonal so I think I’ll continue on by hand.”

_John to Rosemary, 1945

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  • Date: 19 Sep 2020 - 13 Feb 2021
  • Location:Yucca Valley
  • Curators:Cal Humanities, California State Library, Exhibit Envoy, Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Duration:3 months
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