Monday, January 13, 2014

New World War I exhibit in the Library

Company L, 6th Regiment Band, ca. 1917-1919
The State Library invites you to our newest exhibit, Courage in the Commonwealth: Massachusetts and World War I.

Through portraits of soldiers who served, descriptions of training camps and regional military divisions, and examples of civilian involvement, this exhibit conveys a sense of what life was like in Massachusetts during World War I and the sacrifices that the people of the Commonwealth made to support the war efforts.

The exhibit runs from January 13 through May 31, 2014 and can be viewed outside of the Library, Room 341 of the State House. Library hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This exhibit is also available to view online as a set of images on the State Library's Flickr site.

A special thanks to Irene Gates, a former Reference/Exhibitions intern, who researched the topic, scanned many of the documents, wrote the panel text, and designed the exhibit layout.