Donna Walter, Education Coordinator for the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, will be presenting “The Story Behind the Journey that Saved Curious George” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 at the Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Avenue. This program is free and open to the public. It is suggested for audience members 5th grade and up.
Her presentation is in conjunction with the current “Wartime Escape” exhibit hosted at the Library through March 10. More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as “Curious George”. But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. Learn how Louise Borden uncovered the story behind The Journey that Saved Curious George. The impish Curious George escaped Paris in a bicycle bag during one of history’s largest evacuations.
The exhibit is a Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Nebraska Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional generous support from the Kearney Public Library Foundation.