Exhibit: "Lafayette, We Are Here! America Enters the First World War"

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
Cost: Free

Categories: UA Museums

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is proud to host Lafayette, We Are Here! America Enters the First World War. The exhibit was curated by students attending The University of Alabama and commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's declaration of war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. Follow the story of the little known 167th United States Infantry Regiment, made up of 3,677 men from across Alabama, as they found themselves enveloped in savage European conflict. See the military culture of the wartime University of Alabama, where recreational quad activities give way to rifle drills and grenade practice. Lafayette, We Are Here! serves as a tribute to all Alabamians, and all Americans, who participated in the greatest conflict the world had ever known.
Many unique artifacts from both the Allied and Central Powers are featured in the exhibit and honor the memory of those who fell in battle.

Contact Info: Katherine Edge, kbedge@ua.edu, 2052484932, Website

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