An American Town in World War I: Opening Night

Opening Night Party – April 12th from 6-8 PM
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak St
Free event for FHC members and donors only

Join the Framingham History Center for opening night. We’ll take you back to 1918 as we serve “sidecars,” sing patriotic songs of the era, and unveil the “lost” stories of our local heroes and heroines. Patriotic dress or 1918/WWI fashion is encouraged. Not a member? Join us today!

RSVP as hors d’oeuvres will be catered. Call 508-626-9091 or email laura@framinghamhistory.org.

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On exhibit April 13, 2018 through April 30, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak St

Admission: Free/FHC members, $5/non-members.

Why do many of us know so little about WWI? Perhaps because America entered the war during its last year? Or is it because few understood shell shock and how to process the horrors of the trenches? While WWII is known for the “greatest generation,” WWI produced the “lost generation.” But WWI is not lost to Framingham.

As the centenary of Armistice approaches in November this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play in the first war that engulfed the world. Innovations around flight and technology, the impact of the influenza pandemic, pacifism and suffrage are just some of the threads tying Framingham to WWI.

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