Uncommon Valor: Poverty and Triumph

DeWitt County during the Great Depression and World War II

November 12, 2011-Janurary 12, 2012

The World War II generation suffered hardship, depravation, and bloody conflict, yet overcame adversity through hardwork, determination, and unity. This exhibition will show how the Great Depression and World War II affected the people of DeWitt County.

From newspaper accounts, artifacts, and interviews with DeWitt County veterans, visitors will learn about the war through local history.

To further enrich the exhibition, the library is offering a series of free programs about World War II:

Saturday, November 12th at 2:00pm

    Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

    Prof. Janilyn Kocher will tell the story of the suprise attack that brought America into the war.

Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm

    World War II

    Prof. Dan Guillory will tell the history of the Second World War

Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 pm

    Toys for Tojo

    Prof. Louis Perez will share what life was like on the Japanese home front

Visiting the Exhibition:


Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

The exhibition will be closed November 24-25 for Thanksgiving, December 24-25 for Christmas, and December 31 at noon and January 1 for New Year's.

Admission to the exhibition is free.