Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI Exhibit
Aug 19, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014
11:00 am until 5:00 pm
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The new exhibit Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI at the Litchfield Historical Society will highlight a selection of WWI posters from the museum's collection. It will be on view through November 30, 2014.
When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, the town of Litchfield was actively involved in war efforts from the start. Ranging from work of the local Red Cross chapter to the collection of medical supplies, Liberty Loan campaigns, food conservation efforts, and enlistment of local soldiers, the residents of Litchfield did whatever they could to show their patriotic zeal. To rouse the public's interest in the war, colorful posters dotted walls and billboards across the country. Designed by some of the nation's most talented artists, these propoganda items appealed to the public's patriotic side, while others incorporated shocking anti-German imagery.
Come see some of the posters that ignited Litchfield residents to actively support the national war effort. The exhibit is open at the Litchfield History Museum. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5 pm. Admission includes access to the Tapping Reeve House and Law School.
The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT. For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call 860-567-4501
Image from the Litchfield Historical Society Collection.
||Adults $5, Seniors and Students $3, Members and Children under 14 Free.
Lithfield History Museum
7 South Street
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