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We Can Do It! WWII Traveling Exhibition: About the Exhibit

Cal U and Mon Valley Exhibit Extended Through November 11

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of World War II, the Manderino Library will host the Senator John Heinz History Center traveling exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, sponsored by Erie Insurance, The Eberly Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The exhibit is FREE and Open to the public.

About the Exhibit

Cal U's local exhibit has been extended through November 11, 2018! Admittance available on request - ask at the main desk on the first floor of the library. 

When: July 30 - November 11, 2018(Cal U and Mon Valley exhibit only)

Hours (additional access to exhibit available by appointment)

July 30-August 24

Monday - Friday 12-4

August 27-September 7

Monday-Thursday 12-7

Friday 12-4

Closed Labor Day, September 3

September 8-October 5

Monday-Thursday 12-7

Friday-Saturday 12-4

Sunday 1-5

Where: The Gallery on the 3rd floor of Manderino Library, California University of Pennsylvania. Visitor parking available in lots 11 and 17.

Cost: Free to all!

Tours: This is a self-guided exhibit. Schools groups  are welcome, but please inform us beforehand.

The Exhibit: Visitors to the exhibit will learn about Cal U and the Mon Valley's contributions to the war effort, as well as  development of the jeep, a uniquely American invention produced by the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, Pa., and hear the stories behind Rosie the Riveter and the local Tuskegee Airmen whose contributions helped to turn the tide of the war.

The exhibit will showcase four lifelike museum figures of local WWII heroes:

  • General George C. Marshall
  • Tuskegee Airman Lt. Carl J. Woods
  • Iwo Jima hero Sgt. Michael Strank
  • The Westinghouse Company-inspired Rosie the Riveter


As part of the exhibit, the Manderino Library is proud to display artifacts from the collections of local historical societies, including:

Thank you also to the California Army Navy Surplus

Thank You Exhibit Sponsors!

The We Can Do It! WWII traveling exhibition is sponsored by:

The Eberly Foundation










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