LYONS — “Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience,” is a mobile, interactive exhibit that shares and preserves the stories of American POWs from the American Revolution to recent conflicts. The exhibit opens from 2-4 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 28 at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon, Lyons. The museum is the fourth site in the United States to host the exhibit, which will be featured for several months.
The exhibit was developed by the National Park Service in partnership with the American Ex-Prisoners of War Association. The Bataan death march, Revolutionary war prison ships, and Vietnamese tiger cages are powerful images of the tremendous suffering and sacrifices of tens of thousands of American soldiers in defense of freedom. Their incredible stories of endurance and survival are told through oral history interviews, archival war footage, diary entries, and more as part of this exhibit
Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. It is typically closed on Sundays and Mondays.
For additional information, call the Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum, 602-257-3941.