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Teddy Bear

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 Nurse
    Second 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.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater