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WWI exhibit at the Lucretia Vaile Museum

/ January 24, 2019
January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lucretia Vaile Museum
66 Lower Glenway St
Palmer Lake
CO 80133

The Lucretia Vaile Museum features a new exhibit devoted to World War I, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of the fighting and the Treaty of Versailles that ended the war, signed on June 28, 1919.

The exhibit showcases artwork, postcards, posters, magazines and more ca 1918. You will see photographs and a Doughboy uniform.

The war was known as the “War to End all Wars.” As was the case, military assumptions were in error. New technologies were to make war ever more deadly. The machine gun, and airplane along with heavy, long-range artillery led to a year’s long stalemate featuring Trench Warfare, and No-Man’s Land where to cross meant death was all but certain. Ask to listen to: The Minute the Fighting Ceased You may be amazed by what you hear at the end of the recording.  Did you know? In WW I, nine million combatants and 7 million civilians were killed. Eight million Horses, Burros, and Donkeys were also killed in the “Great War”. Come and meet 2nd Lt., Rogers M. McDonough on his way to France in early 1918. Sgt. Allan Mark is featured with his Uniform, Gas Mask, Helmet and many other possessions and documents. Sgt. Mark was with the 4th Div. field artillery. He served in France and Germany. The type of cannon he crewed was a French 75mm, Mdl. 1897.

This Exhibit and Museum Admission are free and open to all.  The Lucretia Vaile Museum is located at 66 Lower Glenway Street in Palmer Lake.  Museum Hours are Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.  Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Group tours and times can be scheduled by appointment.  Please call 559-0837 for details.


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