Oct 31, 2018

"World War I: Lessons and Legacies" Traveling Exhibit

The Auglaize County Historical Society announces that the traveling exhibit "World War I: Lessons and Legacies," will appear at the White Memorial Library, 108 East Wapakoneta Street, Waynesfield, through the end of October. The White Memorial Library is open Monday from 3 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 7:30 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm. It is closed on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

"World War I: Lessons and Legacies" is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition service and the National Museum of American History. It examines how the Great War accelerated major changes already underway in the lives of Americans—changes that continue to affect our world today. Viewers will learn about American politics, economics, and culture during and after World War I, and they will identify connections and changes between this critical time in American history and today.

States Auglaize County Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, "We're very excited to take this Smithsonian Exhibit across the county, especially during the centennial commemoration of World War I. Although a small exhibit—only eight panels--'Lessons and Legacies' packs in lots of images and information. It's fascinating!"

The exhibit will travel to its last stop, the Cridersville Library, in November.

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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