‘A Hometown During War: 1941-1945’

The Robert H. Jackson Center is in the final weeks of its exhibit, “A Hometown During War: 1941-1945.”

The exhibit, which will end Jan. 31, features materials and memorabilia collected from the local community and documents the “home front” through personal stories, letters and images. Along with stories of local soldiers and their families, the exhibit showcases the historical aspects of war production at local factories, rationing, scrap drives, and air raid wardens. There are also more than 20 examples of posters that were produced by the war department and hundreds of photographs of area soldiers taken by the former Globe Studio in Jamestown.

Other, permanent exhibits include “Perpetrators,” a collection of starkly rendered portraits and biographical text depicting the defendants from the Nuremberg trial, a Jackson timeline and an exhibit of photographs by Ray D’Addario, one of the official photographers at Nuremberg. The Jackson Center is located at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, at the corner of Fourth Street and Prendergast Avenue. There is free parking and access from entrances on either street.

A new exhibit, “Civil Rights: Making the Movement” will debut soon. The exhibit will feature objects such as pins, posters, flyers, and other memorabilia to tell the story of how the civil rights movement began, gained support, and eventually accomplished what was thought of then as “impossible dreams.” Students from local schools will also participate.

The Robert H. Jackson Center’s mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas now and for future generations. The exhibit may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at 483-6646.