The San Leandro Public Library Veterans Resource Center is partnering with Cal Humanities, the California State Library, and Exhibit Envoy to present “War Comes Home: The Legacy,” an exhibition of wartime correspondences provided by the Center for American War Letters.
The community is invited to attend the special kickoff event of the exhibit Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.
The free event is the beginning of a series of films and book discussions to be held throughout the duration of the exhibit, which ends on Oct. 11.
“I am so pleased our community has the opportunity to see an exhibit like this,” said Mayor Pauline Cutter. “It is an opportunity to learn not only the history of war but more about the human side of the battles and how they can affect not only the soldiers but their families and friends as well”
The keynote address will be given by the exhibit co-curator, Andrew Carroll, founder and director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.
Carroll curated the exhibit with Professor John Benitz, chair of Chapman’s theatre department.
Those who attend the kickoff event. are invited to share with Carroll any wartime letters they might have.
For information, contact Mary Beth Barloga at (510) 577- 3991.