World War I

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Special Programs Room

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free, donations appreciated

Tales from the Vault Program moderated by Dr. Chris McDonald, Land of Lincoln Community College

World War I forever changed the military, social, and economic fabric of the world.  Join Dr. Chris McDonald of Lincoln Land Community College as he shares the significance behind WWI artifacts from the Illinois State Museum's collections.  Special attention will be paid to the "war relics" brought home by Springfield ambulance driver Kent Hagler.

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Museum which allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Research & Collection Center is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. The Collections Center must be accessed from the new gate on Ash St. and approached from 11th Street or further east due to the rail closure at Ash and 10 ½ Streets. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

portrait and military helmet

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