USS KIDD Veterans Museum is pleased to bring to Baton Rouge the travelling exhibit “The Homefront.” Presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the War and Peace in the Pacific 75 program, the exhibit consists of nine graphic banners and will be on display through November 30, 2020. An activity guide is available online or by request.
The War and Peace in the Pacific 75 Learning Program connects high schools from Australia, the United States and Japan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of WWII in the Pacific and promote international friendship and youth leadership. Students conduct project-based research examining key aspects of WWII in their country and community, discovering untold stories and reinterpreting the past. In 2018 students researched “The Homefront.” This exhibition tells in their own words what they discovered about life at home during WWII in the Pacific.
The Australian National Maritime Museum, located in Sydney, is Australia’s national center for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. Their diverse and extensive travelling exhibitions and programs carry their messages around urban and regional Australia and across the world. Learn more about the museum at www.sea.museum.
In 1988, the people of the United States of America presented a Bicentennial gift of an endowment to the people of Australia to research, interpret and tell the story of maritime links between these seafaring nations. The gift, known as the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund, continues to support the Australian National Maritime Museum’s USA-related collection, exhibitions and programs, of which War and Peace in the Pacific 75 is part.