Korean War National Museum Uses Films to Tell Story of War

By Matt Metcalf | mmetcalf@wcia.com

Published 03/18 2014 02:30PM

Updated 03/20 2014 05:26PM

SPRINGFIELD -- An old film recorder and film reels help a local museum to tell the story of soldiers' experiences during the Korean War.

It's a new part of the Korean War National Museum in Springfield's standing exhibit that examines the way technology changed America's perception of war and international activity during the 1950s. It also uses artifacts and videos to show the way the war changed culture and politics on a global scale.

The Korean War National Museum, Library and Cultural Center carries the designation as our nation’s "National Museum" for the Korean War, documenting the life of soldiers, including those from Central Illinois, on the battlefield and afterward and the way the war changed American society.

This year's lecture series begins April 26th wit a discussion led by Jinhee Lee, Ph.D., Chair of Asian Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Her lecture will provide a bird's-eye view of Korean history and highlight the spiritual and physical foundations of Korea prior to the national division in 1945.

For more information on the museum and its operating hours, visit their web site at www.kwnm.org.

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