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New exhibit opens at National Museum of WWII Aviation

Posted at 5:02 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 19:02:25-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Starting this weekend a new exhibit is open to the public at the National Museum of World War II Aviation.

Doors opened Saturday for the "Home Front" exhibit.

The exhibit examines what life was like at home during the war.

The exhibit gives insight into the sacrifice, courage, and creativity of Americans during the WWII era and how it made a difference in the war effort.

So the home front, the people at home, had to do things to support the warfighting that was going on. From providing, buying bonds, providing money, to rationing things. I mean every kitchen felt the rationing. Every table felt the rationing. They had to design their menus around the food that was available. So it was a pretty big impact and so everybody who was in the United States was in some way contributing to supporting the fighting men overseas," Curator Gene Pfeffer said.

The museum does currently have limited hours. It is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.