WWI Exhibit 2018-01-04T13:09:45+00:00

Glencoe in the Great War

This special exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I and features many exciting interactive opportunities to discover how Glencoe residents participated in the Great War – both at home and abroad.

For the first time ever, a GHS exhibit is utilizing the entire museum campus.  The galleries in the 375 Museum 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. Click here to see photos of the 375 Museum galleries.

As visitors move to the galleries in the 377 Museum, they 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.  Click here to see photos of the 377 Museum galleries.

Come “fly” our Sopwith Camel and discover the service and sacrifice of our Glencoe boys. The GHS Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. To ensure the best visitor experience, please call ahead (847-835-0040) to make sure that staff is available.

This is truly an exhibit that you won’t want to miss!