EXHIBIT OPENING: "For Home and Country"
Date: 4/6/2017 5:00 PM - 4/6/2017 7:00 PM
Address: One Museum Court - The Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo
The Buffalo History Museum premieres its new World War I exhibit, For Home and Country, marking the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. During the war, our nation lost nearly 117,000 of its bravest men and women. The exhibit will commemorate the sacrifice of 968 lives from Western New York.
Guests will explore their stories and view rarely before seen artifacts from the collection including home front advertising, uniforms, and weaponry. A faux-bunker installation will honor the soldiers of the decisive Meuse-Argonne Offensive and a memorial wall within the exhibit will give remembrance to each man and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The exhibit For Home and Country will run for two years (April 2019). The coinciding WWI propaganda poster exhibit in the State Court, Paper Bullets: The Posters That Sold The Great War will close in December 2017.
ADDED! In collaboration with WNED – TV, a sneak preview of highlights from PBS American Experience: The Great War will be shown in the auditorium. (The six-hour documentary will be presented by WNED -TV over three nights April 10 -12, in collaboration with the 100th Anniversary.)
In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917, The Great War, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.