CAMANCHE — The Camanche Public Library is hosting the exhibit “Held in the Heartland,” which is a traveling exhibit housed in a school bus converted into a mobile museum with its own 21-seat theater.

During World War II, the Midwest was home to approximately 250 prisoner of war camps. Tens of thousand of the 380,000 Germans imprisoned across the U.S. during World War II were held in the Midwest. “Held in the Heartland” illustrates this unknown story through narrative texts, artifacts and multimedia.

Anyone with stories, photos, letters, artwork or other traces of their family’s direct encounters with German POWs during World War II are welcome to bring them to the BUS-eum and share their stories.

The BUS-eum will be at the Camanche Historical Museum, 1307 S. Washington Blvd. Camanche, on Monday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call the Camanche Public Library at (563) 259-1106.