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Please join us for our newest exhibition, "Over Here: Darien's WWI", illuminating Darien's experience during the Great War.
Drawn from the Society’s collection and loaned material, this exhibit will feature propaganda posters, uniforms, letters, illustrations and artifacts brought home from the front.
Dave Polett and Lynn Sheppard, two longtime Society volunteers, have been working at the Society and in the community for months to gather artifacts, research public documents and curate materials for display.
“This exhibition really drives home the whole experience — and especially the sacrifice — of our soldiers who served in the Great War,” said Polett, a former Society board member and chairman of the Monuments and Ceremonies Commission.
A Memorial Wall will pay homage to eight local soldiers who lost their lives in the war, while postcards, uniforms and medals will tell the stories of the local soldiers who served, Polett said.
One of the highlights of the exhibition will include many of the World War I propaganda posters from the Society’s collection.
“The World War I posters are not only visually stunning, they also provide insight into how propaganda was used to encourage Americans to support the war effort,” said Sheppard, a member of the Society’s Executive Board of Directors.
The exhibition will run until Sunday, July 21 and will be open during the Society’s regular opening hours. The exhibit is free for members and veterans and $5 for non-members. Group Curator Tours are available upon request. Please call 203.655.9233 for information.
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