Largo, FL (November 7, 2012) The Armed Forces History Museum continues to broaden its scope of history with a new rotating exhibit starting November 13th and running through January 6th.
WWII Home Front Tampa Bay teaches that WWII was a life-changing experience for the servicemen and women who fought it. Life on the home front was not easy for those left behind. Some had jobs in defense plants while others collected metal for the scrap drives or volunteered with the USO, Red Cross, or other organizations that aided our servicemen and women.
WWII Home Front Tampa Bay will tell the story of the families left behind while others went off to war.
Artifacts from the collection of Judy and Lester Dailey, including ration books and signs, uniforms, air raid warden equipment and other home front relics, will be on display as will a display of badges, letter openers and other trinkets given to defense plant workers for meeting or exceeding their quota. There will also be a display of pillow shams, pennants, jewelry and other souvenirs that soldiers, Marine sailors, airmen and Merchant Marine officer candidates stationed in this area sent home to their sweethearts and families.
WWII Home Front Tampa Bay is included in the museum’s admission prices of $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors 65+ and veterans, $12.95 for youths 4-12 and $15.25 for AAA members. Retired military with 20+ years of service, as well as active military, are free of charge. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.
For more information on the Armed Forces History Museum, please visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com.