Dorchester World War I exhibit to open July 28
CAMBRIDGE — At 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge, will host an exhibit opening for “World War I — Honoring Our Past” in the Meredith House.
The public is invited to this event, which will feature a short talk, exhibit viewing and ice cream.
In doing research for this exhibition, historical society staff has uncovered far more veterans than have been recognized previously. The current count is nearly 700, as opposed to about 175 who were honored previously. This list still is growing, and the researchers welcome any information family or friends of these veterans may be able to share.
The exhibit will include a display of documents, medals, journals, photos, uniforms, souvenirs and trench art. The families that will be highlighted include Baker, Creighton, Lake, Linthicum, McKnight, Travers and Vickers. The stories tell of these brave young men’s time spent outsid their familiar Dorchester County.
Additional artifacts and stories are welcome to this temporary exhibit.
The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution — the newly formed Great Choptank Parish — will be on hand and will help with serving refreshments and sharing information about the organization to those interested.
An old-fashioned ice cream social, this event will be free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.
For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.