Milton Historical Society: The Seeds of Victory

06/23/2017 at 04:00 PM
Location: Milton Historical Society
Address: 210 Union Street
Milton, DE 19968



Milton Historical Society

P.O. Box 112

Milton, DE 19968




Kimberly Fabbri, PhD




Milton Historical Society to open “The Seeds of Victory: Home Gardening Posters from the World Wars” exhibit


To help the United States win World War I and World War II, civilians made do with less so there would be enough supplies for the armed forces. Planting a garden was encouraged by the federal government to supplement civilian shortages and allow raw materials to be diverted to the military. Through propaganda such as posters, governments and private entities encouraged growing one’s own food. Gardening and canning became patriotic acts.


This traveling exhibit, brought to Milton, Delaware by a partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, will open on Friday, June 23 from 4-6 pm.  Guests are invited to view the artifacts and documents on display, as well as listen to a presentation by the Milton Garden Club at 4:30 pm.  Door prizes will be given away at 5:30 pm.


The exhibit and opening event are free. The Milton Historical Society is located at 210 Union Street in downtown Milton. For more information please call 302-684-1010 or visit   For those unable to attend on June 23, the exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, July 29.