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 The war which was fought on land, sea and air, and involved several countries, also saw the end of outdated military techniques and technology as well as the introduction of more modern warfare materials and tactics.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.”
The State Library of Ohio will provide an adjacent exhibit of maps, posters and books from World War I. The library artifacts will be on display until September 28, 2018.