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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Centennial at the Grass Roots: "The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond"

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

Aviation Corner
Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky, in July 1916 Received a Patent for the Backpack Style Parachute 

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Margaret. This looks like an impressive exhibition that should get a lot of interest--and raise people's consciousness regarding the Great War. David Beer