The Carmel Clay Historical Society will host The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines, one of the Indiana Historical Society's (IHS's) traveling exhibits, from April 14th- May 13th. The exhibit, which showcases Indiana's contributions to the war effort and the war's long-lasting effects, will be on display at the Monon Depot Museum located at 211 1st Street SW, Carmel, Indiana 46032.
With The Great War, visitors will see how Hoosiers experienced the First World War in distinct ways. While those of German heritage faced discrimination, African Americans and women pointed to their wartime contributions years later while advocating for social and political rights.
The exhibit also explores the impact the war-time demand for steel, machinery and equipment had on Indiana's towns and cities such as Indianapolis, South Bend and Gary. In addition, the traveling exhibit explores the roots of World War I, America's entrance to the war, the evolution of warfare, the construction of the American Legion Building and the Indiana War Memorial, and more.
The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines is made possible by Kroger. For more information about this exhibit, call (317) 846-7117or visit www.carmelclayhistory.org.
About IHS Traveling Exhibitions
Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS's Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at localhistoryservices@ indianahistory.org or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org.
About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.