Like you, Joe Hawk believes in the importance of sharing history with our neighbors. As a retired educator and contributor to West Overton’s upcoming World War II exhibit, Joe is passionate about honoring the wartime sacrifices of the Greatest Generation. Joe shares his collection of WWII memorabilia to encourage viewers to learn more about how history has shaped the world in which we live today.
Joe believes in West Overton’s ability to deliver education outside the classroom.
Together, let’s dig deeper into our region’s impact on World War II and the war’s impact on us. Your donation means that a Southmoreland or Mt. Pleasant student can learn about their neighbors contributions to the war effort.
Thousands of local people answered the call to serve on the home front. They worked in local mines and coke ovens, factories, and distilleries. They helped with scrap drives, bought war bonds, and rationed their goods. Because of you, visitors to our museum will know that local communities like Broad Ford and Norvelt had a hand in winning the war. Today your gift to West Overton will cultivate a new appreciation for World War II.
Your gift is the key to keeping history alive by shedding light on such a complex war. Now more than ever, your donation makes a difference.Thanks to you, folks like Joe Hawk can rest assured that the message of communities pulling together for the common good of the nation will have a lasting impact. Please give today!