If the latest traveling exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center feels a bit different than others, that’s by design.

Design, in fact, is an operative word for “Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain” – design of period clothing, beautifully-stitched patriotic scarves, home furnishings and more.

While the idea of bringing this exhibit to the museum initially raised eyebrows — some wondered whether it was the right fit for the museum  — don’t make the mistake of casting “Keep Calm” as a mere fashion show or furniture display.

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