Force of Arms: Riverside’s Participation in American Wars from 1861 - 2011

This exhibition reflects on the Civil War, World War I, and World War II through letters, photographs, documents, personal effects, and uniforms of Riverside residents and their ancestors. Through the letters of a Civil War Officer, one learns of a soldier’s experiences. A World War I wool jacket has

the insignia of a baker, who baked bread for the troops. World War II uniforms from the Army, Army Air Corps, and Navy were worn by Riverside men and women who served in the European and Pacific Theaters and on the home front.

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