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"Tar Heels in the Trenches" Elizabeth City's WWI Exhibit

Posted on 02/06/2017 by Liza Franco

The Museum of the Albemarle will be recognizing the 100th anniversary of America's formal entrance into World War I with their exhibit, Tar Heels in the Trenches: The Albemarle and the Great War. When visiting the exhibit you will learn about the experiences of five North Carolinians who lived through the traumatic time of WWI. From left to right: Lieutenant Buxton White of Pasquotank County, Courtesy of the NC State Archives.  Private Joseph Bonner of Martin County, Courtesy of the NC State Archives.  Private John Richard Jordan of Hertford County, Courtesy of Ellen Jordan McCarren. Did you know that there was a submarine war along the North Carolina coast during World War I?  Experience interactive displays that feature period music and the U-boat war that took place off the shores of the Outer Banks.  View artifacts that have been retrieved from ships sunk by U-boats, which include the Diamond Shoal lightship.   You will also be able to see a large model of the lightship built for the Columbian Exposition in 1893.

African-American draftees from Hyde County headed to military training.  Courtesy of the NC State Archives

The exhibit runs through December 2018.

To learn more about Museum of the Albemarle and other exhibits, click here.

     

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