Richland Community Library

Detroit: An Arsenal of Democracy

Detroit: An Arsenal of Democracy
Presented by the Gilmore Car Museum.
  • When Feb 06, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where Richland Community Library
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  • Contact Phone (269) 629-9085
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This lesson tells the story of the US Auto Industry based in Detroit and the great change over to war time production in preparation for in involvement in WWII.  We focus on the tremendous effort make in Detroit as we shifted to the building of tanks, planes, jeeps and much more. This program looks a America and our sacrifice in so many areas as gas rationing, food rationing, limits on leather goods, and even clothing were imposed during the buildup for war.  Among others we learn about great men like Edsel Ford and Charlie Sorenson as they work against time to build the larges factory in the world for the production of B 24 Bombers.  

Location & Hours

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Richland Community Library Main Branch
8951 Park Street, Richland, MI 49083
269.629.9085 (Phone)
269.629.5330 (Fax)

Tuesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursdays 10 AM - 7 PM
Fridays 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
Sundays Closed
Mondays Closed

Our book drop is located in the rear parking lot of the library, which is accessible though the Richland Eye Care parking lot off of 32nd Street.