'North Carolina & World War I' - US Centennial exhibition in 2017

Posted on centenarynews.com on 09 September 2016
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A multimedia exhibition marking the centennial of America's entry into the First World War has been announced by the North Carolina Museum of History.  

The two-year event, focussing on North Carolina's role on the Western Front, opens in April 2017, 100 years to the month after US neutrality ended with the declaration of war on Germany.

Some 500 artefacts will be displayed at the museum in the state capital Raleigh, as well as period photography and historical film footage.

There are also plans for a trench diorama, interactive educational features and video re-enactments. The aim is to 'relate the stories of ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service to their country 100 years ago', the NC Museum of History says.

The exhibition's opening on April 8 will be accompanied by First World War commemorative events in Raleigh. The day starts with a wreath-laying ceremony at the WW1 section of the North Carolina Veterans Memorial outside the State Capitol building.

North Carolina and World War I is part of a statewide initiative by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Many other Great War Centenary events are planned in  2017 and 2018. 

Information & images: North Carolina Museum of History

Posted by: CN Editorial Team