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Opening Reception: The Great War and the United States Home Front

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern

web collage great warAs part of the ongoing series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special Collections of archives, rare books, and manuscripts on view in the Reading Room and Perkin Gallery, a Pages from Pequot Special Collections' exhibition.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine served
Exhibition: October 5 - December 3, 2017 during regular Library hours

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join Alexander Dubois, Curator of Collections at Litchfield Historical Society, for a gallery tour and discussion of the posters on view.

ww1 poster for postcardThis exhibition considers the question posed by those at home during the Great War, "What can we do?" and features a selection of books, maps, military diagrams, pamphlets, and propaganda posters from Pequot Library's Special Collections. Visitors will discover and learn more about a variety of patriotic civilian efforts that took place on the American home front after the United States entered WWl in 1917.

Related programming:

Sunday, October 15, 12 - 2pm
Family Day: Home Front on the Front Lawn

Thursday, October 19, 8:30am - 5pm
Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum

Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, November 8, 3:30pm
Pequot Presents: The Great War in Film
10/25: A Farewell to Arms
11/1: Sergeant York
11/8: War Horse

Friday, November 3, 11am
Fantastic Finds: The Lighter Draw of Politics American cartoonist and illustrator Sean Kelly takes a closer look at Pequot Library's collections of materials from the Great War era.

Location : The Perkin Gallery, Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115