2018-04-13 / Community

World War I exhibition and garden to open at the Brick Store Museum

The Brick Store Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I with its new exhibition, From the Kennebunks to the Argonne Forest: The Great War that Changed America, opening Saturday, April 28. The exhibit will run through the end of the year. A museum members screening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, April 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

In the exhibition, visitors will discover the many societal changes that America experienced before and after World War I, including discussions of race, immigration, women’s roles and growth of the military and federal government in the early 20th century. Objects featured in the exhibition include military uniforms, propaganda posters, household items and archival material relating to the war. Visitors will also find interactive elements that allow one to follow a local story throughout the war; add their own commentary and opinions; and share their own history. The galleries will also feature music of the era.

In addition to the indoor exhibition, the museum will also install the Museum Poppy Project in its rear courtyard. The outdoor exhibition will be a much smaller version of 2014’s Tower of London poppy display. Metal poppies will be installed throughout the lawn to honor or memorialize loved ones. Visitors can sponsor a poppy for $25, which will be named and installed in the display until November 2018. The poppy will then be returned to the visitor to use in his/her own garden. For more information, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org, or call 985- 4802.

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