Dorch­ester World War I ex­hibit to open July 28

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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 dchs@ver­i­

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