Produced by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy is an immersive exhibit that follows the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II.
This national touring exhibit is made possible by presenting sponsor HP with additional support provided by Citi and Motorola Solutions, and is at the Mercer Museum’s Martin & Warwick Foundation Galleries until Sunday, May 5th.
Manufacturing Victory includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories and interactive multimedia components that immerse guests in the story of America’s industrial war engine. These stories tell of the Home Front’s efforts to produce tanks, planes, ships and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy.
Accompanying the Manufacturing Victory exhibit, the Mercer Museum features a sampling of their WWII-era collections, most of which have never been exhibited.
These collections showcase notable Bucks County industries during the war, military service personnel and life on the Home Front.
These artifacts include uniforms, dog tags, a captured Japanese rifle, ration books, posters and WWII-era images of Doylestown by local photographer Milton Rutherford.
The Mercer Museum is also hosting community programming throughout the exhibit’s run, including lectures from Bucks County scholars, special behind-the-scenes tours of the exhibit and a Bucks County film premiere of the Invisible Warriors documentary directed by Gregory Cooke, which showcases the inspirational stories of an untold generation of African-American WWII heroes.
Admission to Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy is included with museum admission and is free for veterans and active military personnel.
Veterans also receive discounted admission to all exhibit-related programs.
For additional information and a complete list of programs, visit mercermuseum.org or call 215-345-210.
PHOTO CAP: Fleetwings “Attack Plant” – World Wide Photos, Philadelphia Bureau, 1942