The World War I years were a time of profound change. It was still a bit Victorian and yet the start of our modern society. After the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, local men enlisted or were drafted to save France from defeat, and many saw action overseas. While at home, life would never be the same for those left behind.
This summer, visitors will be transported back to the World War I era through artifacts, photographs, and unique stories or incidents recorded by the local men and women who experienced them. Focusing on first-hand accounts of individuals from that era will allow visitors to virtually “step into their shoes” for an unbelievable journey into this turbulent period. Among the highlights of this exhibition, guests will listen to the actual captivating letters sent home, and the compelling music that gripped and motivated the Nation.