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Exhibit Opening Reception: Facing War: Connecticut in World War I

Monday, May 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm |

We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Facing War: Connecticut in World War I.

One hundred years ago, the First World War consumed the lives of Connecticut residents. This exhibit will explore how people responded to the conflict and how it impacted life during and after the war. Hundreds of photographs, letters, posters, clothing, equipment, and other artifacts from the CHS collection help tell the stories of Connecticut individuals impacted by the war, including military servicemen and servicewomen, nurses, conscientious objectors, and YMCA and Red Cross workers. Similar to today, in 1918 people in Connecticut struggled to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, concerns about immigration, a global refugee crisis, and discrimination.

Please let us know if you are able to join us by May 15. Call (860) 236-5621 x238 or email rsvp@chs.org.

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

 

 

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