On June 25, 1950 the United States, along with United Nations allies, came to the defense of Democratic South Korea which had been invaded by Communist North Korea. Only five years after the end of WWII the world faced a crisis, a clash between the East and West; between Democracy and Communism. The Cold War was waged primarily through propaganda, economic, and political actions. But in places like Korea, the Cold War grew hot and war broke out. Learn about the “Forgotten War” directly from those who served and discover how the Korean War shaped the Cold War and current foreign affairs. Photographs, documents, interviews, and objects will reveal what happened in Korea and why. (Visit our online Museum Store for books related to this exhibition.)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM
Korean War Veterans receive FREE Museum Admission for the duration of this exhibition.
Purchase a plaque for the Korean War Veteran in your life on the temporary Korean War Wall of Honor
Presenting Sponsor: Black Hawk County Gaming Association
Admission Sponsor: Black Hawk County
Major Sponsors: American Pattern & CNC Works, Inc., Ken & Bev Lind, Magee Construction Company
Exhibit Sponsors: Casey's General Store, Inc., Tom & Elizabeth Ferguson, Leon & Cheryl Galehouse, Joe Glaser, Stephen Maurer, Raymond Michael