Open Archive: World War II on the Princeton Home Front

Date(s) - October 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Princeton Public Library, Discovery Center
65 Witherspoon Street

Stop by the Discovery Center at the Princeton Public Library to explore artifacts and archival materials that illustrate how Princeton residents participated in World War II from the home front through civil defense, rationing, and foreign relief efforts. This Open Archive is presented in conjunction with PPL and HSP’s World War II exhibition running in the Princeton Room through February 6, 2020.

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with rare and little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP’s vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation (no labels or glass boxes here!) and encourage visitors to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. HSP’s Curator of Collections and Research will be on hand to share information and answer any questions.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Historical Society of Princeton.