Historical Society to Host Wende Museum Founder

Justinian Jampol, Founder and Director of the Culver City- based Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, is the featured speaker at the Culver City Historical Society’s general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in Veterans Auditorium. The Wende Museum preserves the cultural artifacts and personal histories of Cold War-era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union to inform and give understanding of that period and its legacy. Jampol will describe the collections and artifacts, the Berlin Wall Display and the purposes and goals of this museum which was established in 2002.

Housed in a facility on Buckingham Parkway in Culver City , the collection encompasses artifacts and archives from the former Warsaw Pact states and emphasizes life in the Soviet Union and East Germany during the Cold War. The collection includes over 100,000 objects and archival materials, including household consumer products, clothing, folk art, diaries and scrapbooks, political iconography, photo albums, posters, films, textbooks, paintings, sports awards and certificates and children’s toys, plus a 2.6 ton segment of the Berlin Wall painted by renowned wall artist Thierry Noir.

More information about this museum can be seen at http://www.wendemuseum.org.
The public is invited to enjoy this free program and students are encouraged to attend. The CCHS Archives & Resource Center (ARC) will be open following the meeting. Entrance to the meeting is through the back parking lot of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City.

For more information, please call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or inquire by e-mail at [email protected] Also, visit the CCHS website at: www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org for updates.

The public is invited to enjoy the free program and students are encouraged to attend. The CCHS Archives & Resource Center (ARC) will be briefly opened following the meeting. Light refreshments will be served following the program (but remember: NO FOOD in the ARC!). For more information, please call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or email us at [email protected] Also, visit our new website: www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org for updates.

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