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Exhibit: Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience

July 22, 2015 - September 17, 2015

The Reece Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University is a host site beginning July 13 through September 17, 2015, entitled Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience, a national traveling exhibition developed with partners of the Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia.
The 1,200 square foot exhibit, based thematically on the National Prisoner of War Museum in Andersonville, is designed to educate the public about the stories and sacrifices of American POWs. The four main sections of the exhibit – Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom – contain artifacts as well as interactive elements such as audio-visual interviews with prisoners of war. Visitors will be able to explore the POW experience throughout the entire history of American military conflict, from the Civil War to modern conflicts. In addition to the exhibit, the National Park Service has developed a curriculum for students based on the exhibit in an effort to further bring the stories of prisoners of war to the community.
A special program will be held on Monday, September 14, to recognize and honor POW/MIAs from the region. That September 14th ceremony will be held in the D.P. Culp University Center’s auditorium after which attendees will visit the exhibition in the museum.


July 22, 2015
September 17, 2015

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