STATEHOUSE CALENDAR

The War to End all Wars
 

Time
July 17 - November 30

Location
Map Room
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Description

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918, the Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board, in partnership with the Mott’s Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio, will mount a World War I exhibit. The war which was fought on land, sea and air, and involved several countries, also saw the end of outdated military techniques and technology as well as the introduction of more modern warfare materials and tactics. This exhibit will reflect the common American Army soldier of World War I, with original uniforms, weaponry and gear-including a gas mask, as well as drawings and “trench art” made from spent ordnance shells. The exhibit opens in mid-July and runs through November 2018, in commemoration of the Armistice which was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”