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Alamance Community College to Host Public for Historic WWI Exhibit, Activities

Logo for North Carolina in the Great War
Graham, N.C.

Alamance Community College is planning a host of activities on March 29 to coincide with the centennial of the end of World War I—specifically North Carolina’s role in the conflict—with an exhibit and other activities titled “North Carolina in the Great War.” The public is invited to this free event on the Carrington-Scott main campus in Haw River from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In cooperation with the State Archives of North Carolina, the day-long exhibition showcases:

  • Original historic documents from the WWI period
  • 10 informational panels and related artifacts, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
  • WWI military uniforms worn by Alamance County veterans, courtesy of the Haw River Museum/Alamance County Historical Association
  • WWI-era nurses’ uniforms, courtesy of UNC Greensboro’s Special Collections and University Archives

ACC’s Scott Collection is hosting an exhibit on the influenza epidemic on the homefront during World War I. The Scott Collection in the Wallace Gee Building commemorates the history and contributions of Alamance County’s Scott family in fields such as agriculture, politics and medicine.

Alamance County middle and high school students are invited to compete in a poster board contest, with more than $2,000 in prize money awarded to winners. Information on the contest rules have been distributed to Alamance-Burlington Schools (or contact Sherri.Singer@alamancecc.edu). Winning posters will be displayed and an awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 29 in the college’s Patterson Auditorium.

The College expects about 1500 school students to attend the exhibit.

Learn more at the event notice.

 

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