I have been to several military museums but the is the first to highlight the homefront during WW2. A great layout starts with an 8 minute film about the changes to American life brought by the war. Then you exit into a general gallery with lots of items I remember from the 50's. Then you go into a "time Tunnel" with rooms for 1939 -1945. Life magazines from the year are around the ceiling above the displays and each room has a selection panel that allows you to listen to music and news for the year. The displays provide a good representation of the year. For military buffs the next room has several vehicles and weapons. On the first floor is a newsreel of the USS Franklin disaster. One the second floor is an amazing film covering the WAFS of WW2. There is also a gallery of war art and a chapel. On your way out is a replica ice cream parlor. A great little museum of a forgotted era.
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