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A Threat to All We Hold Dear: Our Community in WWII

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Together with the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections & Archives, the Wake Forest Historical Museum will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a virtual panel discussion. Panelists will discuss the experiences and contributions of Wake Forest students and residents to the war effort through artifacts in their collections.

Looking up at ship.
In March 1945, the USS Wake Forest Victory, a 10,000 ton lightly armed cargo ship, was launched to aid the war effort in the Pacific. The ship was one in a series of Victory Ships named for the forty oldest educational institutions in the nation. It was built in just 27 days.

This program is part of a series of virtual panel discussions hosted by Reynolda. Sessions will be themed as follows:

October 21: Wake Forest University
November 11: Forsyth County
December 16: Reynolda

Registration Information

This event is free and open to the public. Registration through Reynolda’s website is required.