The experiences of Aurorans who went off to fight in the First World War, as well as what life was like for those who stayed at home, will be on exhibit beginning Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer. Co-created by the Aurora Historical Society and the GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, the exhibit will feature artifacts from both collections as well as a full-scale replica of a trench which visitors can enter for a sense of what hardships the soldiers encountered from enemy fire, disease and attrition. The opening reception, at which canteen reenactors will serve coffee and donuts, will be held from 10am to 2pm on May 29. The event is free. The city parade steps off at noon and concludes at the reviewing stand in front of the Pierce Center. A pre-parade ceremony will be held at the reviewing stand at 11:30am. After Memorial Day, the exhibit will be open, free of charge, from Noon to 4pm Wednesdays through Saturdays until January 6, 2018. More information is available at www.aurorahistory.net or www.facebook.com/aurorahistory.
Location: 20 E Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60505, USAMap It
Start Time: 05/29/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/07/2018 12:00 AM