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Be sure to stop by our gallery to see our temporary history exhibit, Back the Attack! Arsenal of Democracy. On display January 27 - April 1, 2017. 


The Works' Gallery hosts a special history exhibit featuring stories of Licking County's role in World War II.

The Works Art Galleries offer a variety of art opportunities designed to stimulate creative engagement in the arts for learners of all ages and strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. Gallery exhibits change frequently and admission is free to most gallery exhibitions. Contact the museum's Art Coordinator for purchase inquiries and additional information.


Main Gallery Exhibit

"Back the Attack! Arsenal of Democracy"
World War II History Exhibit
On Display January 27 - April 1, 2017
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

A short twenty-one years after the end of the Great War in 1918, the world combated a new threat to freedom, Adolf Hitler and the Axis Powers. This temporary exhibit, Back the Attack!, will explore Licking County's contributions to World War II both on the battlefield and from our factories. The personal stories of local veterans will be told through artifacts and recollections. Learn how companies such as Owens Corning, the Newark Stove Company, and Holophane turned their manufacturing might toward the war effort.


World War II Lectures - Free & Open to the Public.

Saturday, Feb 11, 2 PM
Weaponry Advances in World War II
Tracie Hill, Works' Firearms Curator

Saturday, March 11, 2 PM
Uncle Sam Wants You
Doug Stout, Licking County Veterans Project

Download the complete art card here.


Some artifacts for Back the Attack! on loan from the Ohio History Connection and private collections.

Support for Back the Attack! provided in part by the Ohio Gun Collector's Association.

Thanks to our 2017 Main Gallery Sponsor - Park National Bank