Kennesaw State student creates exhibit on World War II

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 30‚ 2007) — An exhibit by a Kennesaw State University student detailing the…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2007) — Kennesaw State student creates exhibit on World War II

Bethany Adams

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 30‚ 2007) — An exhibit by a Kennesaw State University student detailing the community’s involvement in World War II opened Saturday‚ March 31‚ at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in downtown Kennesaw.

The exhibit by Trevor Beemon‚ a student in Kennesaw State’s public history program‚ will be displayed through June 3.

“I wanted to try to bring the war home‚” Beemon said. “Learning about the war overseas is pretty easy because there has been so much work done on the subject‚ but people don’t really understand what happened on the home front here in America. The exhibit tries to explore daily life in Cobb County during World War II‚ and it uses the Glover Machine Works (a factory from Marietta) as a case study.”

Beemon‚ who works at the Southern Museum‚ partnered with local museums to get loaned artifacts and images for the exhibit. In addition to obtaining the artifacts‚ Beemon wrote all the text‚ designed the exhibits and installed them.

The exhibit will feature artifacts from the Atlanta History Center‚ the Marietta Museum of History and the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Archives.

The Southern Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street‚ Kennesaw‚ Ga.‚ 30144. For more information‚ visit www.southernmuseum.org.

For further information or to schedule an interview with Trevor Beemon‚ please contact the writer.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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