‘World War I: Lessons and Legacies’ on display in New Bremen


“World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is currently on display at the New Bremen Library. The exhibit examines the changing role of women during World War I.

“World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is currently on display at the New Bremen Library. The exhibit examines the changing role of women during World War I.


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NEW BREMEN — The Auglaize County Historical Society announces the debut of the traveling exhibit “World War I: Lessons and Legacies,” which appears at the New Bremen Library, 45 S. Washington St. (state Route 66), through the end of August. The New Bremen Library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

“World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition service and the National Museum of American History. It examines how the Great War accelerated major changes already underway in the lives of Americans—changes that continue to affect our world today. Viewers will learn about American politics, economics, and culture during and after World War I, and they will identify connections and changes between this critical time in American history and today.

States Auglaize County Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber, “We’re very excited to bring this Smithsonian Exhibit to the community, especially during the centennial commemoration of World War I. Although a small exhibit—only eight panels—‘Lessons and Legacies’ packs in lots of images and information. It’s fascinating!”

The exhibit will travel to other libraries in the county throughout the fall.

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

“World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is currently on display at the New Bremen Library. The exhibit examines the changing role of women during World War I.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/08/web1_wwIlessons-1-.jpg“World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is currently on display at the New Bremen Library. The exhibit examines the changing role of women during World War I. Courtesy photo