In celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum has launched a new online exhibit sharing the stories of Vineyard World War II veterans.
Those Who Serve: Martha’s Vineyard and World War II, began as an exhibition in the Museum during 2009 and 2010. The exhibit’s popularity resulted in an oral history book curated by Linsey Lee. Short audio excerpts of those interviews have now been put together with archival photos in an online exhibit allowing people all over the world to hear the stories.
Approximately twenty oral history clips are part of the exhibit detailing tales of Vineyarders’ experiences on the home front and overseas during the war. Veterans featured include Tom Hale, Anne Lesnikowski, Hector Asselin, Curtis Jones, Betty Honey, and more. The full interviews can be heard in the Museum Library.
The online oral history exhibit went live on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the museum’s Web site mvmuseum.org/wwii.