The exhibit is tentatively titled “Our Food is Fighting” and will open at the Camp Algona POW museum in the late summer. Visitors will learn about the agricultural labor of Camp Algona’s German POWs in Iowa and Minnesota, as well as Kossuth County’s participation in nation-wide campaigns to conserve food, such as through victory gardening and rationing. Interesting artifacts and fun interactives will supplement the exhibit. We will even have some US military rations on display that were produced to feed American soldiers.
If you feel you have stories, photographs, or artifacts to share related to agriculture, rationing, and victory gardens during WWII that you would like to share for the special exhibit, please feel free to comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
-Annette, the Intern