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Behind-the-Exhibits Tour: The Making of “Facing War”

Tuesday, June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

Did you ever wonder how museums create exhibits?

CHS’s Exhibitions team spent months researching WWI and poring through our collection looking for artifacts to help tell the story of Connecticut’s involvement in the Great War. How did they organize all that into Facing War? And what didn’t make it in?

Join Exhibitions team members Ben Gammell, Melissa Traub and Melica Bloom for a “Behind-the-Exhibit” walk-through of Facing War. They’ll reveal how the exhibit came together, and share some insider information.  How did they choose which historic objects to display?  What went into re-creating a YMCA hut inside the exhibit? They’ll dig deeper into the stories of the individuals whose lives are highlighted in the exhibit: a conscientious objector who was beaten and jailed for his beliefs, a nurse who contracted influenza while caring for patients, a civil rights activist-turned-soldier who spoke out against the unequal conditions for black troops, and more.

This program is free with museum admission. Kindly RSVP at (860) 236-5621 x238 or by emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Email Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org or call (860) 236-5621 x289.

Through December 1, CHS is collecting personal care items for military service members in partnership with Blue Star Mothers of America. Please pitch in by bringing an item. Learn more here.

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