Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation

November 20, 2010 through March 26, 2011

Who speaks for the experiences of a generation?

Marine Ricky Sorenson at the soda fountain after coming home from war.

Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation opens for the first time ever at the Park City Museum. Born in the 1910s and 1920s, this generation was decisively shaped by the Depression and World War II. They went on to make the “baby boom” and shape the economic boom of the postwar era.

Drawing on memories and oral histories gathered by the Minnesota Historical Society, Our Lives, Our Stories helps us understand who these people really were.

 

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This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation was organized by the Minnesota History Center/Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN. Photos courtesy National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EXHIBIT SPONSORS:

Robin Altschuler,
Jack and Marianne Ferraro, and
In Honor of Douglas Van Buren and Fredrick Woods