The Columbus Museum brings American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley. The exhibition From Flying Aces to Army Boots: World War I and the Chattahoochee Valley, on view from March 15 to August 27, 2017, explores the effects of World War I in the greater Columbus area. The experiences of local soldiers who fought in World War I receive special attention, as well as the impetus for the creation of Camp (now Fort) Benning at the end of the war as a U.S. Army infantry training school. African Americans’ service in the war, the life and career of Columbus native and French flying ace Eugene Bullard, and women’s volunteer service at home and abroad, are showcased. Artifacts from public and private collections illuminate these varied experiences and stories.