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Sweetheart Mine: World War I Love Letters Exhibit

Saturday April 29, 2017 -
Saturday November 11, 2017

Times: Tuesday & Thursdays: 10am-4pm, Saturdays: 1pm-4pm

The exhibit tells the story of two couples before, during, and after World War I using personal letters from the archives of the Waukegan Historical Society. Homer Dahringer and Ruth Besley start their courtship while attending Waukegan High School. Homer joined the Army flying squadron in World War I. Elizabeth Tarver, growing up in Waukegan in a prominent African American family, started correspondence with Westley Dyer, who served as a corporal in the Army.


Waukegan History Museum
1917 N. Sheridan Road in Bowen Park
Waukegan, IL 60085

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