Americans in Wartime Experience

Inside the Visitor Center

The Visitor Center will serve as the one indoor exhibit area planned for the Americans in Wartime Experience. It will serve as sort of an overview space that examines America's various conflicts from the perspective of American society during wartime. The primary focus of these exhibits and artifacts will be related to life on the homefront. Visitors will be prompted to consider the ways in which Americans have served at home, and how they  have been affected by wars unfolding abroad.

Artist renderings of what this area could look like:


The planned exhibits for the inside of the Visitor Center will help visitors explore the following themes (also shown in the rendering immediately above):

  • An Introduction that will provide an overview of key themes;
  • Going to War: the transition from war to peace;
  • The War at Home: how America fights a war from the homefront;
  • Returning to Peace: an examination of how the nation has handled the end of different wars; and
  • Remembering Service and Sacrifice: how America remembers the cost of war and remembers its impact
The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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