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Sat, Jun 15

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Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum

Letters to Nashua: Stories of World War II

In 1942, Clarence Whitney, of Nashua, wrote to his friend, Margaret Beasom Swart, "Ask any soldier overseas ... they’ll tell you that actually there’s a period when mail is looked for more eagerly than good food.”

Letters to Nashua: Stories of World War II
Letters to Nashua: Stories of World War II

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM

Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum, 5 Abbott St, Nashua, NH 03064, USA

About the event

During  World War II, delivering the mail was considered essential to the war  effort. Correspondence allowed those serving in the military and loved ones at home to communicate. Families and friends might share news from  home, while Service members could share their experiences. The mail kept morale high.

Today, these letters allow those who served in World War II and their loved ones to tell their stories in their own words. Join  us at the Nashua Historical Society to hear the stories of Nashuans who  served in World War II and their loved ones back home based on five  collections of letters from the Nashua Historical Society archives.

Sarah Jauris is the Collection Technician at the Nashua Historical Society and the exhibit curator of the upcoming exhibit World War II in Nashua: The Homefront and Beyond.

The Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum will be open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The Abbot-Spalding House Museum will be open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

To read our World War II blog series by exhibit curator Sarah Jauris, please visit our blog here. 

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