July 1, noon-4pm
July 2-3, 9am-4pm
A new traveling exhibit is coming to Living History Farms’ Visitor Center parking lot this July 1-3. The exhibit is housed in a mobile museum made from a retrofitted school bus. The “BUS-eum,” offers insights into America’s present problems by revisiting parallel historical events.
The BUS-eum highlights five significant themes from America’s history: the pandemic of 1918, anti-German hysteria during WWI, Prohibition-era bootlegging in rural America, the “Second Wave” of the Ku Klux Klan in the Midwest of the 1920s, and farmer-led rebellions during the Great Depression.
Explore objects, exhibit panels, and hear from presenters (each day at 2pm) about programs that explore social history, with implications for today. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Find out more about the exhibit at www.TRACES.org.