Roads to the Great War contributor Margaret Spratt is the curator for a new World War I exhibit at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, Kentucky, that opened this past Sunday. The displays and accompanying presentations are designed to help remember Kentucky's experience in the war. The program runs until October, and more information can be found HERE about the museum and special events associated with "The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond."
|Our Friend, Professor Margaret Spratt, Helped Organize the Exhibit|
|Uniforms and Kit of a Kentucky Soldier and Nurse|
|Lt. Pfanstiel Was Originally Assigned to the 335th Inf. of the 84th Division But Was Reassigned to the 79th Division, Probably as a Replacement|
|Dr. Edith Smith of Cynthiana, KY, Was a Surgeon Who Saw Frontline Service |
During the War
Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky, in July 1916 Received a Patent for the Backpack Style Parachute