War Comes Home: The Legacy

Herold Mahoney Library Gallery

November 3 - December 6, 2015

For veterans, returning home from war can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home offers insight into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon their homecoming. These intimate perspectives – from the Civil War era through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – reveal how war can shape a life, a family, and a community.

This exhibition is a partnership with Cal Humanities and is a part of its War Comes Home Initiative which aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.

Panel Discussion:
November 12, 4–5p.m.
Connie Mahoney Reading Room
Mahoney Library, SRJC Petaluma Campus

Panel Discussion Moderator: Joe Noriel of History Connection

Gallery Reception:
November 12, 5–6p.m.
Mahoney Library, SRJC Petaluma Campus

Gallery Information and Hours

Mahoney Library Gallery
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
Saturday:   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This exhibit is free to the public. A $4.00 parking permit is required in campus lots.

Petaluma Campus Map

Gallery Mission and Past Exhibits

War Comes Home

Photocredit: Top: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, by Andrew Carroll; Bottom left: Courtesy Staff Sergeant Sharon McBride. Right: Memorial Service, courtesy Lieutenant Kathy McConkey