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With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War

Thursday, December 07, 2017, 12:00pm - 04:00pm

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The City of Aurora’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum and the Aurora Historical Society are proud to present “With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War”, on display in the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506, from May 29, 2017-January 6, 2018.

This temporary exhibit explores the experiences of those living in Aurora, IL and those from Aurora who served overseas, as recorded in the memorial book "With the Colors From Aurora", which was published in 1919. The exhibit features excellent examples of World War I weaponry, military uniforms, Red Cross uniforms, war souvenirs, and propaganda posters. This informative and interactive display is appropriate for all ages. “With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War” opens on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, with a donut-and-coffee reception from 10am-2pm. The opening reception coincides with the City of Aurora’s Memorial Day parade, which begins at 12pm.

The David L. Pierce Art and History Center is open to the public free of charge from 12pm-4pm Wednesday through Saturday.


Contact : Erin Howard, ehoward@aurora-il.org
Category: Museums and Exhibitions

 

Location : David L. Pierce Art and History Center
20 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL, 60506
USA

 

 

Regular open hours Wed-Sat from 12-4pm. Special Memorial Day opening reception on Monday, May 29, 2018 from 10am-2pm.

For more information, please vist: www.aurora-il.org or www.aurorahistory.net.

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