SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 8, 2013

Marbleheaders in World War II


The Salem News

---- — The lives of Marbleheaders who experienced World War II on the home front are something to marvel at, and Sean Casey’s lecture, “Marblehead in World War II: Over Here,” the first of two lectures, illustrates why. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Casey will talk about the experiences of Marblehead residents on the home front and in action overseas during World War II. Learn about the Coast Guard on Front Street and the Army on the Neck; the ban on pleasure driving and restrictions on boating; how Draft Board 146 operated; and how the town’s school department implemented rationing. Find out why Marblehead garnered a reputation around the world as the town that supported its servicemen and women like no other. Then, watch a long-lost newsreel about Marblehead during the war that was shown to servicemen and women overseas. The program takes place at 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead, and is open to anyone interested in American history and Marblehead history. For more information, call 781-631-1481 or visit www.abbotlibrary.org.