Madison County Historical Society


 World War II, Home Front

The item in the foreground  is a 45 inch Heavy Barrel 50 Caliber M-2 for a Browning Machine Gun.  It was made at Guide Lamp.

The Madison County Historical Society presents "WWII, The Home Front in Madison County" Exhibit.  All displays are at the Museum of Madison County History, 7 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The Exhibit Hall is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  The exhibit will also be open Saturday, August 17 and September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The display and collection is large and robust with the focus being on memorabilia from throughout the county.  Many items were manufactured right here in Madison County and used by our armed forces.

Organizing, researching, and collecting material was done by Bill Knepp and his helper, Emilie Isenhour, who is taking care of the exhibit during the day.   

The exhibit is  free to everyone in the community.  It is for you and your family;  that's why we do it!  Group times are available by request.  For more information and/or questions, please call us at (765) 683-0052 during public hours.  Thank you!

Gas mask was made by Ward Stilson.
This field stove kit was made by Aladin Glass at Alexandria.
The machine gun was made at Delco Remy during WWII.
During the war, people were encouraged to plant their own gardens and preserve the food.  Gasoline and certain foods were rationed and each family had ration books.

Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696, Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696|(765)683-0052|