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Exhibition Opening: “Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II”
June 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest special exhibition, “Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II,” opens June 16. Discover the hidden history of the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the “Ghost Army,” the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in the U.S. that saved thousands of lives and played an important part in Allied victory in Europe.
Help us celebrate the exhibition’s opening with a conversation featuring Rick Beyer, best-selling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and Bernie Bluestein, Illinois Ghost Army veteran and Congressional Gold Medal recipient. Museum Board Trustee member David Hiller, whose father was a member of the Ghost Army’s Sonic Unit, will give introductory remarks.
Beyer will open the program with a visual and audio presentation that will show how the Ghost Army deceived their enemies on the battlefield with tactical deception and explain why this extraordinary unit was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, followed by a conversation with Bluestein about his firsthand experiences as a Ghost Army veteran.
ON-SITE ADMISSION | Non-Members: General admission; Members: Free
ONLINE ADMISSION | Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free