Museums collecting women's items from WWII homefront
The Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum want you to dig into the back of your closet. All the way back to the 1940s. Assistant Curator Krista Cooke is with the Museum of Civilization. She's building a collection about the WWII Homefront. She's looking for artifacts related to women's role in wartime industrial production. Items such as factory uniforms, photographs, books, awards, commemorative ashtrays, pay stubs, lunch boxes, ID badges. She's also searching for household artifacts that were used during the war (clothing, keepsakes, hair ornaments, household items, kitchen or gardening tools, children's items, etc.).
For more information about the project or to donate an item, you may contact Krista Cooke, Archaeology and History Division, firstname.lastname@example.org.