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World War I Living History Day
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
What was it like to be a Connecticut soldier in the Great War? What did they wear, eat, and carry into battle with them? On July 21, CHS will host the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living History Group, a dedicated band of volunteers who use artifacts and reproductions, including vehicles, to recreate the conditions of life for a First World War soldier.
Kids and families can talk with the volunteers, try out hands-on activities, and explore. You’ll even have a chance to sample doughnuts cooked in a reproduction “rolling kitchen!”
Admission to CHS is free all day! History fans of all ages can learn more by browsing the exhibit, Facing War: Connecticut in World War I, or by taking a tour of the exhibit with a CHS staff member. And be sure to drop into the 1:00 pm gallery program, “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic,” to learn more about how, at the height of the war, Connecticans battled a merciless enemy at home.