World War I Exhibit To Be Viewed Through September 7, Another Display Offered Through November 21 On Wayne State Campus

WAYNE – A World War I exhibition will continue to be open on the Wayne State College campus from now through Friday, September 7.

Over the summer, Wayne State College hosted Chautauqua presented by Humanities Nebraska. The theme was “World War One: Legacies of a Forgotten War,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war on November 11, 1918.

The exhibit, located in Peterson Room 203 (former Nordstrand Art Gallery), is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed on Monday, September 3.

According to a release, as part of the commemoration the Conn Library Archives put together an exhibition of posters from World War One with stories from the Wayne Herald and the Goldenrod (previous name of campus newspaper). These posters detailed actions of the Wayne community and the College to support the war effort.

Another display will be available through November 21 and is located outside the Archives in the Conn Library which focuses on the 1919 yearbook. This display devoted significant space to honor those from Wayne State College who served and died during the war, and the Students’ Army Training Corps on campus. The Archives are located in the lower level, Rooms 018-019.

For more information, contact the Music Department at 402-375-7359.

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