D Day Exhibit opens today at the Everhart Museum

Published 02/07 2014 01:05PM

Updated 02/07 2014 01:08PM

Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art

Everhart Museum Announces

new exhibit focused on 
70th Anniversary of D Day
opens today February 7, 2014

Eisenhower addresses troops prior to the start of D-Day operation (6 June 1944)
Scranton, PA - February 7, 2014: 
Opening today at NOON and exclusive to the Everhart Museum is the new exhibit D-Day 1944: "Accept nothing less than full Victory!" This new exhibit focuses on the planning, execution and aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Featuring historic photographs of the invasion, D-Day 1944 also includes historic artifacts from regional lenders and historical collections.
  Two years in the planning, the D-Day invasion, which began on June 6, 1944 and lasted several days, enabled Allied forces to make deep inroads into the German-occupied French countryside. Although it resulted in thousands of casualties, the D-Day invasion was the turning point that allowed for the Allies to eventually overtake the European continent and lead the victory in World War II.
     Funding for this exhibit was provided in part from Penn Security Bank & Trust Co., a division of Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co, 
Victory parade on the Champs Elysees, Paris (29 August 1944)

Exhibit Lenders and Institutional Partners: 


Rebecca Bird; Kenny Ganz; Getty Images; James Gidosh; Dr. Patrick Grady; Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS; International Center for Photography; Thomas Karam; Kopeikin Gallery; Library  of Congress; Magnum Photos; National Archives & Records Administration; The National Collection of Aerial Photography, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland; Leni Piasky; Susquehanna County Historical Society; and Wayne County Historical Society.

WWII on the Homefront:

Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, WWII on the Homefront is a community art exhibit featuring new work created by NEPA-based historical societies, veterans' associations, regional schools, & community organizations working in partnership with the Museum and artist-in-residence Liz Parry-Faist.
  The artworks interpret diverse elements of life on the home front and incorporate period photographs, advertising, letters, and other ephemera into three-dimensional collage.
  Exhibit partners include: Anthracite Heritage Museum & Iron Furnaces, Dietrich Theater, Jefferson Learning Center, King's College, Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna Trail High School Art Club & the Achievement Academy, Luzerne County Historical Society, NEIU 19, Susquehanna County Historical Society, The Times-Tribune, Wayne County Historical Society, and Wyoming County Historical Society.

About Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art 

Founded in 1908 and located in Scranton's historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For over 100 years, the Museum has delighted the region with an ever changing selection of exhibits and programs. General support for the Museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Arts & Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the City of Scranton. 
     Beginning on February 1, 2013, the Everhart Museum is open Thursday through Monday through December 31st. Museum hours are Mon., Thurs., & Fri., Noon to 4:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sun. Noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is $7/adults, $5/students & seniors; $3/children 6-12, and free to Everhart Museum members. Contact 570-346-7186 or email us for additional information. 
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art  Exterior

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