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The Great War and the United States Home Front

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00am

web collage great warAs part of the ongoing series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives on view in the Reading Room and Perkin Gallery, a Pages from Pequot Special Collections' exhibition.

ww1 poster for postcardThis exhibition considers the question posed by those at home during the Great War, "What can we do?" and features a selection of books, maps, military diagrams, pamphlets, and propaganda posters from Pequot Library's Special Collections. Visitors will discover and learn more about a variety of patriotic civilian efforts that took place on the American home front after the United States entered WWl in 1917.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine served.

Exhibition: October 12 - December 3, 2017 during regular Library hours

Related programming:

Sunday, October 15, 12 - 2pm
Family Day: Home Front on the Front Lawn

Thursday, October 19, 8:30am - 5pm
Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum

Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, November 8, 3:30pm
Pequot Presents: The Great War in Film
10/25: A Farewell to Arms
11/1: Sergeant York
11/8: War Horse

Friday, November 3, 11am
Fantastic Finds: The Lighter Draw of Politics American cartoonist and illustrator Sean Kelly takes a closer look at Pequot Library's collections of materials from the Great War era.

Also on view at the Fairfield Museum and History Center: Uncle Sam Wants You! Fairfield and the Great War


Location : The Perkin Gallery, Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115