WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT OPENS back

Marshall's role in the war shown

 

An exhibit on Marshall's role in World War I, which began 100 years ago, is now featured at the Marshall Historical Museum at the GAR Hall.  The exhibit opens for Tourism Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday, May 20.   The museum then will be open 12-4 p.m. on weekends from June into September.

The display features the uniform tunic and other items from Marshall resident Rudy Vogelreuter.  There are also photos and memorabalia concernng five other local World War I servicemen.  There is large display of World War I posters promoting war bonds.  Also included are sheet music from the era and trench art made from artillery shells.

The Marshall Historical Society is still seeking items with a Marshall connection for the exhibit.  Anyone willing to lend an artifact should call Jerry Lehmann, historical society vice president, at 269-268-5277.   The items will be returned to their owners after the exhibit closes in September. 

 


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