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*Closed most holidays, including Easter, Fourth of July, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Admission Fee

Admission is free for members of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum. Membership Information. Tour groups can be accommodated; please call 734-455-8940 ext. 2 for a reservation.
Adults $7
Students $3 (6-17)
No admission fee is charged for access to the Museum Store only.





"Another Take on World War II: The Stars Go To War"

“Another Take on World War II: The Stars Go To War”

with Dan Packer

With the advent of World War II, it seemed that everyone wanted to get involved in the war effort, many enlisting in the military. This effort extended to those working in the movie film industry in Hollywood. Some major leading men volunteered, others were drafted and some were shielded from going into harm's way by their employers, the powerful Hollywood studios. Some were put into the Special Services Branch of the military, making propaganda films or touring with the USO entertaining troops at stateside military camps. Some stars fought the studios to get to the fighting front, many with mixed results.

In this presentation, the military records of many of these stars--those who joined, those who were drafted, and those who were protected by the Hollywood studios--will be reviewed and scrutinized. You may be surprised about the military service provided by some of the great leading men of the 1940s. You will also be introduced to many of the future stars that were in the military and in some cases used their military background in their on-screen portrayals after the war. Though women in general were not allowed to fight in battle, many of the female stars made major contributions to the war effort, some putting their lives in danger. All of these contributions by men & women during World War II are presented here.

Dan is a long-time member of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum and is a member of the board.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Ghosts of Plymouth Walk
When: Saturday, April 21, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Where: Old Village, Plymouth, MI
SOLD OUT--A Beastly Tea
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018, Noon-2 pm Where: Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth