Call to Duty: World War Posters

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May 19 - Sep 25, 2017

 

(weekly Wednesday through Sunday until Aug 27, 2017)

1201 North Pershing Avenue
Stockton, CA 95203

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Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I (April 6, 1917) and Stockton’s commitment to the war efforts on the home front during World War II, the Haggin Museum is pleased to be partnering with the Reading Public Museum to present CALL TO DUTY: World War Posters.

The exhibition highlights more than 70 original World War I and World War II posters. The posters help to tell the story of the massive human efforts put forth during these twentieth-century global conflicts. Displayed in public locations such as post offices, train stations, city halls, schools, and businesses, these war posters and, perhaps more importantly, the messages they communicated, were found everywhere throughout the United States.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017, the Haggin Museum will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

Image Caption: “Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874 – 1951), USA Bonds, 1917, color lithograph, 30” x 20”, Gift, Captain Roswell C. Williams, Jr., Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.”

MUSEUM HOURS:
Saturdays & Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays through Fridays, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
(last admission 4:45 p.m.)
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1:30 to 9:00 p.m.
(last admission 8:45 p.m.)
CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

SPECIAL ADMISSION PRICES ONGOING THROUGH SUMMER 2017:
Adults (ages 18-64): $5
Seniors (ages 65+): $5
Youth (ages 10-17) and Students (with valid school ID): Free
Museum Members, Children under age 10 accompanied by an adult: Free