For the 86,000 ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service to their country during the “war to end all wars”—the soldiers who fought on the front lines and the 195 nurses who served overseas, as well as the countless families left behind to wait in anguish—the First World War was theworld war.
Join historian and curator Jackson Marshall III and museum educator Sally Bloom as they explore the museum’s exhibit to commemorate the war. Like visitors, you’ll be immersed in a life-size trench environment while seeing weapons and uniforms, a re-created field hospital, a detailed diorama, battlefield relics, and heart-pounding battlefield sounds and sights. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Handout available online before the program. Additional resources found here. And, watch 585 Days, if You’re Lucky, our video series based on primary sources about North Carolinians who experienced the war first hand. Register for the program here.