october, 2017

12oct - 3decAll DayUncle Sam Wants You! Fairfield and the Great War(All Day) Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT 06890Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event,Free

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Uncle Sam Wants You! Fairfield and the Great War | October 12 – December 3

As part of the ongoing series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives on view in the Reading Room and Perkin Gallery, a Pages from Pequot Special Collections’ exhibition.

This exhibition considers the question posed by those at home during the Great War, “What can we do?” and features a selection of books, maps, military diagrams, pamphlets, and propaganda posters from Pequot Library’s Special Collections. Visitors will discover and learn more about a variety of patriotic civilian efforts that took place on the American home front after the United States entered WWl in 1917.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served.

Exhibition: October 12 – December 3, 2017 during regular Library hours

Related programming:

Sunday, October 15, 12 – 2pm
Family Day: Home Front on the Front Lawn

Thursday, October 19, 8:30am – 5pm
Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum

Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, November 8, 3:30pm
Pequot Presents: The Great War in Film
10/25: A Farewell to Arms
11/1: Sergeant York
11/8: War Horse

Friday, November 3, 11am
Fantastic Finds: The Lighter Draw of Politics American cartoonist and illustrator Sean Kelly takes a closer look at Pequot Library’s collections of materials from the Great War era.


Pequot Library | 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890


October 12 (Thursday) - December 3 (Sunday)


Pequot Library

720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT 06890

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