Outreach
School and Community Partnerships

On-Site and Virtual Education

The 390th Memorial Museum engages students and youth groups both on-site and online. Downloadable toolkits help family members, educators and students prepare for a unique immersion into WWII history:

  • The Site Visit Toolkit explores how to prepare and plan your visit; what to look for in the museum; questions to ask a docent; discussion points; and follow-up activities to deepen the students’ knowledge and experience.
  • The Virtual Classroom Toolkit explores how to use our website in the classroom and includes a brief introduction; a website research guide and worksheet for students; classroom discussion points; and related activities to deepen the students’ knowledge and experience.

Educators are encouraged to join our mailing list and Facebook page to receive stories about historical objects and important dates in history.

Educator Toolkits

Site Visit Toolkit (PDF) | Virtual Classroom Toolkit (PDF)

 

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Did you know:
1

Girl Scouts supported WWII efforts by selling war bonds, conducting scrap drives, and collecting clothing items for war refugees.

2

Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, high school students were hired as enemy aircraft spotters in cities along the US coast.

3

1.6 million Boy Scouts helped distribute posters, fliers and other information provided by the US Office of War Information (OWI).

Outreach Tours

The 390th Memorial Museum partners with organizations serving high-needs youth and homeless teens; as well as adults with developmental disability, addiction, mental illness and early onset dementia. Outreach tours provide a one-hour docent tour, followed by a staff-led discussion focused on the museum’s deeper themes of gratitude, resilience, teamwork, courage, trust, family and leadership — as presented through the personal stories of the Bomb Group members.

Outreach discussions focus on social interaction, reflection and self expression. Here are just a few outcomes:

  • A man recovering from severe brain trauma is deeply moved as he relates to the museum’s theme of courage. He is applauded and supported by his group.
  • A homeless teen relates to the POW exhibit. He shares a veteran’s quote, then initiates a discussion surrounding faith, trust and hope.
  • A group of individuals with early-onset dementia relates to the family aspects of the air crews, who together experienced joy, difficulty, friendship and grief.

Outreach tours must be pre-arranged.

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“We weren’t really sure how a history museum would relate to our mission, but this was just awesome. They (the participants) really GOT the deeper message.”
-Anna, staff, Reunion House/Our Family Services

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