After four years of interviews, research, and documentation, the Local Voices of Pacifism exhibit at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Museum and Park is ready for its grand opening. This event will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 23, in the Heritage Park’s irrigation building. Beginning at 3:00 p.m., there will be a time to browse and view the exhibit. Then, at 3:30 p.m. a short program of explanation and recognition will take place, which will include opportunities for comments from the audience. Afterwards, coffee and cookies will be served while offering more time to view the exhibit.
The display highlights local experiences and artifacts of conscientious objectors with ties to the Henderson area, sharing stories of how peace-minded people served their country in peaceful ways. These experiences are from WWI, WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars up through today. Over 300 stories of Civilian Public Service, PAX, 1-W alternative service, non-combatant and full military have been collected and will be available for viewing on site electronically. A printed hardcopy will also be accessible. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
Henderson Mennonite Heritage Museum and Park is located at 720 Road B, just one mile south of Henderson’s I-80 exit #342. For more information, please call 402.723.5694 or 402.723.4252. This exhibit is being made possible with the financial support of the York County Visitors’ Bureau and donations from family members and friends near and far who are supporters of the Henderson Heritage Park.
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