During a hunt in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a Black Bear. After political cartoons depicting the incident were published, toy-makers started creating “Teddy Bears.”
Daily Events for Friday, Apr 12th, 2013
- 03/02 9:00 am - 04/14 9:00 amBehind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines: Evasion and Escape Aids of World War II
March 2 – April 14, 2013
Lost in enemy territory, your best chance of survival fit in your pocket.
Soldiers forced down in enemy territory during World War II carried a secret weapon unlike anything seen before—evasion and escape aids. See the top-secret gadgets, maps and survival kits that kept soldiers alive behind enemy lines.
This exhibition was guest curated by R. E. Baldwin, author of “Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story.”
- 2:30 pm - 2:45 pmThe Flight NurseSecond Lieutenant Reba Z. Whittle, the only American nurse captured and imprisoned by the Germans during WWII, tells of her experiences in a German POW camp.
1st Floor Theater