Posters at Home and War Exhibit

  • Location
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
    • 1100 Spaatz Street
    • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
    • Dayton, OH
Overview

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will open a temporary exhibit titled “Posters at Home and War” on Nov. 22, 2019. This exhibit will feature more than 60 propaganda posters used in the U.S. from World War I through the Cold War.  The exhibit will be open through May, 2020.
 

The exhibit, which will be on display in the museum’s Hall of Honor, will cover four main topics that were important to the nation at that time: home front, war bonds, recruitment and training.
 

Most posters began as original artwork, sometimes created by some of the country’s most famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and James Montgomery Flagg. Included in the exhibit is an original painting by Howard Chandler Christy which is on loan from the Air Force Art Program. Christy was a world-renowned artist who generously donated his time and talent to the war effort. The painting on exhibit is titled “Fly! For Her Liberty and Yours!” This artwork was painted in 1943 for the U.S. Army Air Forces and reproduced as a poster for recruitment.

  • Friday, Nov 15, 2019 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
  • Location: 1100 Spaatz Street, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, OH
  • Phone: (937) 255-3286
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
Posters at Home and War Exhibit
  • November 15, 2019 to June 1, 2020
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
  • Free
  • Recurring daily