Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Yeah! The National World War I Museum Reopens with Two New Exhibitions

A pair of special exhibitions opening on Monday 1 June for members and on Tuesday 2 June when the National WWI Museum and Memorial reopens to the public shed light on how the organization came to possess the most comprehensive World War I collection in the world. 100 Years of Collecting and 100 Years of Collecting – Art provide a window to examine incredibly diverse objects and documents, the vast majority of which have never been on exhibit before.

Both exhibitions are open from 2 June 2020 to 7 March 2021. Entry to both exhibitions is included with general admission to the Museum and Memorial.  Here are some examples of the exhibits.

Highland Drummer by Daniel MacMorris

U.S.-Issued Hardtack

French Poilus by Edmond Lesellier

Uncle Sam (after Lusitania) by Unknown Artist

Messenger Pigeon Kit

American Red Cross Foreign Service Volunteer Ann Bailey’s Tunic

1 comment:

  1. Uncle Sam with a black eye--wow, that is an effective graphic! The others are great, too.