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Friday, June 5, 2009

Held in the Heartland - June 12, 2009

Please stop by on Friday, June 12, 2009, for an informative and compelling exhibit, "Held in the Heartland." From 12 noon until 7 PM, all are welcome to view the exhibit in the BUS-eum, a unique museum on wheels that brings history into your neighborhood. "Held in the Heartland" brings to life the story of German POWs held in the Midwest from 1943-1946, including those held at "Camp Pine" in the Des Plaines area.

At 7 PM on June 12, we also invite you to a free reception and lecture by Irving Kellman, a docent for TRACES Center for History and Culture. Kellman will speak about the German POW experience in the United States. Area residents are invited to bring stories, photos, letters, artwork or other mementos of their families' direct encounters with Camp Pine POWs who worked in the Des Plaines area.

Learn more about TRACES, "a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories of people from the Midwest and Germany or Austria who encountered each other during World War II."

Read about "Held in the Heartland" in the Daily Herald newspaper

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