What was it like to be a Connecticut soldier in the Great War? What did they wear, eat, and carry into battle with them? On July 21, CHS will host the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living History Group, a dedicated band of volunteers who use artifacts and reproductions, including vehicles, to recreate the conditions of life for a First World War soldier.
Kids and families can talk with the volunteers, try out hands-on activities, and explore. You’ll even have a chance to sample doughnuts cooked in a reproduction “rolling kitchen!”
Admission to CHS is free all day! History fans of all ages can learn more by browsing our exhibit, Facing War: Connecticut in World War I, or by taking a tour of the exhibit with a CHS staff member. And be sure to drop into our 1:00 pm gallery program, “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic,” to learn more about how, at the height of the war, Connecticans battled a merciless enemy at home.
Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at [email protected] or call 860-236-5621 ext. 289.
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.
Image courtesy of the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living History Group