Throughout the month of May, the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library is hosting In the Trenches of World War I, a series of programs that offer compelling stories about the war and educate the community about its history and impact.
From May 7 through June 2, the library will display the Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibition The Great War: From Ration Lines to Front Lines. The exhibition explores the roots of World War I, America’s entrance into the war, Indiana’s contributions to the war effort, the evolution of warfare, the role of Hoosier women both at home and abroad, the subsequent construction of the American Legion headquarters and the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis, and more. In addition to the exhibition, the library will display historical photos and memorabilia from the Smithsonian Institution, Indiana War Memorial, National Archives, VFW Post #1110 and Clinton County Historical Museum. Visitors can also experience a replica of a WWI trench.
The exhibition is on display in the library’s Anna and Harlan Hubbard Gallery during regular hours. Hours are listed on the library’s website at www.myfcpl.org.
For more information, contact Mindy Emswiller at email@example.com or 765.654.8746.
This program received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.