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WWI & WWII Baldwin County Memories

October 17, 2018 to December 16, 2018 in Elberta , AL

10:30am to 2:30pm

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The goal of the exhibit is to showcase the impact the Wars had on Baldwin County, Alabama’s individuals, families and communities. The exhibit features the role Baldwin County played in World War II; from individuals serving our country, to the Navy’s fields that trained future pilots to the secret mission of "Operation Ivory Soap" and to Baldwin County’s home-front. Boards are created to showcase the service of the men and women from Baldwin County during both wars. Home-front boards contain information on the two Prisoner of War Camps in the County, war rations, sewing with feed sacks, and one lady who sewed uniforms for military personnel. One board has information on the Ghost Fleet of Liberty Ships, which were once housed in the Mobile Delta after the War. This exhibit is designed to educate the viewer of the history of World War I and II, Baldwin County, and the individuals from Baldwin County who served in the Armed Forces.