World War I Centennial Room

World War I Centennial Roomloupe
30 John St

World War I Centennial Room at the American Legion Post 72

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueIn lacking a physical WWI monument in our town, the American Legion Post 72 has created a memorial exhibition space telling the stories of the town's soldiers through their WWI possessions. Of particular note are the letters and correspondence of the soldiers and their families that relate the humanity of World War I in their own words. Artifacts have been cataloged and stories curated around the objects and their owners. Also, letters have been digitized and narrated to better understand the men behind the soldiers and how the war impacted their sense of identity, their families and the community.