Traveling World War II exhibit stops at EAA Museum

'Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy' exhibit at EAA Museum in Oshkosh, May 24, 2018. (WLUK)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- A traveling national World War II exhibit has made a temporary home at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh.

"Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy," follows the industrial journey that took the U.S. from unprepared for war to a global superpower that led allies to victory.

The 1,500 square-foot exhibit includes artifacts, photographs, oral histories and interactive audio and video.

The exhibit has aviation ties.

“EAA’s mission within our museum is to tell the stories behind the big story to grow participation in aviation,” said Bob Campbell, EAA Aviation Museum director. “This traveling exhibit adds to the wealth of stories of flight, achievement, and sacrifice that have always been part of the museum’s Eagle Hangar and with the current nose art exhibit from the Commemorative Air Force.”

The exhibit debuted at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans in 2014 before going on a national tour to expand access across the country.

The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 6 and is included with regular admission.

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