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War Memorabilia Put on Display at Whittier Museum

June 23, 1988

WHITTIER — "Whittier Goes to War!" a collection of uniforms, photographs, newspapers, documents and memorabilia, is being featured at the Whittier Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave. The exhibit surveys the participation of Whittier residents in wars, from the Civil War through Vietnam.

Because of Whittier's Quaker heritage, a museum spokesman said, some people have mistakenly assumed that Quakers did not participate in war, but many residents were active as noncombatants and were assigned through the American Friends Service Committee of the American Red Cross.

Many items have been loaned featuring Whittier ancestors, including a published book of Civil War letters and a photograph of Spanish-American War soldiers.

The exhibit will continue through July 31. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Group tours for adults and students are available by appointment during the week by calling 945-3871.

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