posted on April 15, 2008 12:00
A mobile museum exhibit will visit Black Hills State University as part of its spring tour in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including an 11 a.m. presentation that further explores the topic. The exhibit is part of TRACES Center for History and Culture, a Midwest/World War II history museum based in St. Paul, Minn.
The exhibit is currently showing “VANISHED: German-American Civilian Internment, 1941-48,” which tells the stories of 15,000 German-American civilians imprisoned in internment camps and centers by the U.S. government during WWII. Last spring the mobile exhibit toured 100 libraries, museums, and schools in eight Midwest states and drew over 12,000 visitors.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Martinez, BHSU history and social and science professor, at 642-6246 or TimothyMartinez@BHSU.edu.