Glencoe in the Great War
Opening on September 16, 2017 at the Glencoe Historical Society Annual Gala, this special exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I will feature many exciting interactive opportunities to discover how residents participated in the Great War – at home and abroad.
For the first time ever, a GHS exhibit will utilize the entire museum campus. The galleries in the 375 Museum will highlight the activities of the Glencoe War Emergency Union, an organization formed by the community to coordinate the efforts of residents in support of the troops.
The garden will showcase our very own Victory Garden with the harvest used to feed our Annual Gala guests.
As visitors move to the galleries in the 377 Museum, they will learn about the Glencoe men who served overseas. From the exciting exploits of the volunteer ambulance drivers to the courageous combat of the troops in the trenches and the humbling heroics of our decorated airmen, these stories, uncovered during months of new research, are unveiled through new interactive technology. Come “fly” our Sopwith Camel and discover the service and sacrifice of our Glencoe boys.
This is truly an exhibit that you won’t want to miss!