2018-04-15 / Front Page

World War I exhibit, more at Brick Store Museum

KENNEBUNK – The Brick Store Museum will mark 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  5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27.

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, 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 personal history. The galleries will also feature music of the era.

 In addition to the indoor exhibition, the museum will also be installing 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 may sponsor a poppy for $25, which will be named and installed in the display until November. The poppy will then be returned to the visitor to use in their own garden.

Learn more about the exhibition and the Museum Poppy Project by visiting www.brickstoremuseum.org, or calling 985-4802.


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