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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Exhibition opening - The Real War: World War II Veterans Speak


Date: 6:00pm EDT October 1

The opening event for a month-long gallery exhibition developed using oral histories of local WWII veterans collected over the past year by Washington College students.

RiverArts curator Lani Seikaly, working with Washington College students from the Starr Center’s StoryQuest Oral History Program, will present a month-long gallery exhibition of images, audio and text in tribute to WWII veterans of Kent County, Maryland. The first day of October will mark the opening for the exhibition. Free admission, refreshments provided. 

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Gallery, located at 315 High Street, Suite 106 in Chestertown, Maryland, is a vibrant, community arts center that offers a dynamic, unique and constantly evolving program of exhibitions, classes, lectures and special events.

Part of a special Starr Center series, “The Real War: World War II Veterans Speak,” documenting the experiences of individual Americans in the war against fascism. The programs are designed and produced by Washington College students working closely with local veterans of World War II. The students have interviewed more than 40 local veterans over the past year and gathered stories of these men and women’s experiences at the front lines and on the home front. These stories will be shared in an exhibition and multimedia performance, accompanied by a scholarly lecture and film series. See above for details of individual events.               



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