Month: February 2018

On Exhibit: World War I Nursing

This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I (1914-1918), with hostilities formally ceasing in an armistice agreement signed on November 11, 1918 (the origin of the modern Veterans Day).

To mark this anniversary, temporary exhibits in the Widmer Wing Atrium feature of variety of materials from the Dolan Collection.

These include recruitment posters and a uniform.

There is a generous collection of other artifact materials: a service uniform, photos and photo album, an autograph album signed by soldier patients of a British nurse, a period newspaper front page.

In addition, books from the Eleanor Krohn Herrmann Reading room, both from the period and later scholarly books, are on display.

Public exhibits from the Dolan Collection are open seven days a week.