OGDEN—Photos, letters, diaries and artifacts from Utahns who lived through World War II are part of an exhibit that opens this week at the Ogden Union Station and runs through June 2.
“All Out for Uncle Sam: WWII in Northern Utah,” is sponsored by Weber State University’s Stewart Library Special Collections and highlights the impact of the war not only on the people but on the landscape of northern Utah.
“Everyone had a hand in the war effort,” said Sarah Singh, curator of WSU Stewart Library’s Special Collections. “This exhibit highlights the large impact World War II had on every man, woman and child in northern Utah, from the farmers to the victory workers to elementary school children.”
In addition, “Northern Utah went from basically farmland to the military installation cities that have impacted the area even today,” she said, as quoted in a press release from Weber State University. “With the war, there was a huge influx of people migrating to the area that led to the need for more housing and more businesses.”
Documentary film director Tim Gray will open the exhibit with a lecture titled: The Challenges of Chronicling the Personal Stories of the World War II Generation for a Global Television Audience.
That lecture, the first in a series, takes place Saturday, March 17 at noon in the Browning Annex of the Ogden Union Station. More information is available at wwii.weber.edu.