Exhibition: The Yanks Are Coming

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00pm


The exhibit will feature a huge display of original WWI artifacts to include uniforms, field gear, posters, photographs, medals, insignias, weaponry, helmets, wartime sweetheart items, postcards, gas masks and more. In addition a special section will feature Brookfield on the war   front and the home front during the conflict. Photographs of WWI veterans whose descendants live in Brookfield can be seen. Graphics and pictures capturing war time images will explain the conflict, its causes and long term effects, the American Expeditionary Force and new advancements in weaponry. The sounds of songs popular during the war can be heard. For the kids they can dress up in an original American doughboy soldier uniform and helmet.  The exhibit provides a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to gain a greater insight into this important chapter in our American History. 

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