Exhibit Chronicles Effects of War on Families

An exhibit, War Comes Home―The Legacy, will be at Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, March 16 through April 27, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 One Book Siouxland, The Great Alone by Kirstin Hannah.

The exhibit will provide additional context for the book, which focuses on a family whose father served in the Vietnam War. It offers a greater understanding of how war has shaped our nation and of the men and women who are called to service.

The traveling exhibition features letters between service members and their families from almost every major conflict in American history. It shows how some responded to their wartime separation from home, the joys they felt, adjustment to life after war, and the costs borne by warriors and their families.

These intimate perspectives―from the Civil War era through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq―reveal how war can shape a life, a family, and a community. The exhibition is part of California Humanities’ current War Comes Home initiative, a thematic program designed to promote greater understanding of veterans and explore how war shapes a community.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 367-8700, or visit www.siouxlandlib.org.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605-367-8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or humanrelations@siouxfalls.org at least 72 hours before the event.

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