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Remembering United Nations Week 1943 Oswego Celebration

Researcher Steve Wapen will present first history lecture of 2013 at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Oswego’s H. Lee White Marine Museum. The topic will be “Remembering United Nations Week, 1943 Oswego Celebration” and the program is free and open to the public.

Steve Wapen, seen here in a 2012 presentation, will open the H. Lee White Marine Museum's 2013 History Lecture Series on Saturday. His topic will be “Remembering United Nations Week, 1943 Oswego Celebration.” The program is free and open to the public.

Steve Wapen, seen here in a 2012 presentation, will open the H. Lee White Marine Museum’s 2013 History Lecture Series on Saturday. His topic will be “Remembering United Nations Week, 1943 Oswego Celebration.” The program is free and open to the public.

In June 1943, Oswego, became the focus of international attention with the filming of the city’s United Nations Week Celebration – a full two years before the United Nations was officially created.

The Office of War Information oversaw production of this remarkable documentary of the World War II homefront in small town America celebrating the UN concept.

Why was this film made in Oswego? What were the film’s specific messages regarding the emerging United Nations organization and the American war effort?

And most surprisingly, why was this film shown only to overseas Allied nation audiences, and not in the United States, except for Oswego?

These and other fascinating questions will be answered by Wapen at a special screening of United Nations Week/Oswego, NY to be held at the H. Lee White Marine Museum’s 2013 history series kickoff presentation.

Wapen has researched and uncovered new information about Oswego’s United Nations Week film and has recently obtained a high quality copy of the 14.5-minute film from the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Wapen is a native Oswegonian and graduate of SUNY Oswego. He holds masters degrees from Cornell University and the University at Albany.  He has worked in human resources and labor relations for more than 35 years in the public and private sectors throughout the country.

Wapen currently resides in Chaplin, Conn., with his wife, Sharon (LaMay), also from Oswego.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum is located at the end of the West First Street Pier, in Oswego’s historic maritime district.

For more information about the program, or other museum activities, contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at (315) 342-0480, or at info@hleewitemarinemuseum.com

Also, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, www.facebook.com/hlwmm and www.facebook.com/oswegolh

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