Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Program examines WWII art

October 21, 2004

The Basehor Community Library will host a Kansas Humanities Council program entitled "Mobilizing the Masses: World War II Home Front Posters" on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The program will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library, 2812 N 155th St.

Colorful posters produced by the U.S. government urging all Americans to do their part in winning the war will be featured. Tackling ideas of conservation, women workers and war bonds, these posters were commonplace on the home front.

Jay Antle, the presenter, will lead a discussion of how wartime posters conveyed social, political and economic ideas of the time. Antle is a history teacher at Johnson County Community College.

The program is free and open to the public. Those wanting additional information may call the library at 913-724-2828.

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