The Waukegan History Museum’s new exhibition “Sweetheart Mine: World War I Love Letters” commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering World War I.
Join us for the unveiling of the exhibit at the Waukegan History Museum-1917 N. Sheridan Road in Bowen Park on Sunday, April 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit unveiling is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit tells the story of two couples before, during, and after World War I using personal letters from the archives of the Waukegan Historical Society. Homer Dahringer and Ruth Besley start their courtship while attending Waukegan High School. Homer joined the Army flying squadron in World War I. Elizabeth Tarver, growing up in Waukegan in a prominent African American family, started correspondence with Westley Dyer, who served as a corporal in the Army.