Charlie Pautler to present ‘The Common Soldier’ March 1

Charlie Pautler, a World War II historian, will present a one hour live presentation that delivers the life stories of a common soldier, at Linden Hill in Little Falls.  Artifacts are presented and the details are broad as guests listen to Charlie’s wealth of knowledge.  Tickets are available by calling (320) 616-5580. The presentation will take place from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. iin the Musser Mansion music room.

The Minnesota Homefront exhibit will be open daily until March 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.  See “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation through their stories.  Guests from around the state have attended the exhibit enjoying the details the exhibit offers.

In “Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” visitors find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort.  In addition, we will explore the ‘Linden Hill’ military connection.

The exhibit features nine graphic panels, audio interviews, songs of the period, and a “Letter Stories” bin.

This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota.  Linden Hill has also acquired additional World War II artifacts on loan from wonderful sources that will add to the exhibit bringing an interesting perspective, multi -dimensional and most fascinating exhibit.