Auburn University exhibit on Alabama and World War I at Drake Middle School Feb. 1
“Remembering the Great War,” a traveling exhibit on Alabama and World War One, will be open to the public on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 10 am to noon at Drake Middle School in Auburn.
The exhibit commemorates the centennial anniversary of the state’s involvement in the war and enlivens an important period of history which often goes overlooked. “Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One” tells the story of the war from the perspectives of Alabamians whose lives were shaped by the conflict. A team of sixth grade students have researched various aspects of the war and will be on hand to offer additional information on the panels, artifacts and themes of the exhibit.
"Remembering the Great War" is a traveling exhibit created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, with assistance from Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng and Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Since the exhibit launched in March 2017, it has traveled to 15 sites across the state.
Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One" at the Limestone County Archives in Athens, Alabama. On display in the exhibit is an officer’s trunk with artifacts that include a uniform, gas mask, ID card and tag and binoculars.
Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One” at the H. Grady Bradshaw – Chambers County Library in Valley, Alabama. On display in the exhibit is a model of an arch created for a 1918 victory parade for the 167 Infantry regiment on Commerce Street (at the intersection with Tallapoosa Street) in Montgomery, Alabama.
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