San Bernardino County Museum hosts “Over Here, Over There” wartime experiences exhibit

By on February 24, 2017
San Bernardino County Museum

The San Bernardino County Museum will host the “Over Here, Over There: In Times of War” exhibit through April 16. The exhibit explores the shared experiences of war, both on the front lines and on the U. S. home front, through military uniforms and equipment from the American Civil War to the start of the Cold War.  Civilian personal effects and letters from the same periods of time will also be on display to help illustrate how times of war affects people, both at home and on the front lines.

Civilian and soldier alike have shared in their experience of war, said Jennifer Dickerson, the museum’s curator of history. She notes that each person sacrifices something for their country during times of war and both military personnel and civilians give something of themselves to a greater cause. It ultimately influences change within their communities and in the nation.

According to museum director, Melissa Russo, participation in our country’s wartime efforts is a defining aspect of this region. Museum visitors are invited to share their own and family stories about these times of conflict and community.

Over Here, Over There along with the County’s Museums’ other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.