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Previous display: 2013
Next display: 2014

The Great War: The War to End All Wars

2014 marked the centennial of World War I. To commemorate this event,  ACHS constructed the exhibit “The Great War: The War to End All Wars”. This exhibit discussed the roles that Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and UVA students and faculty played both before and after the United States entered the war.

On display from the ACHS collection, WWI posters, gas mask, mess kit,shell casings, newsreels, and memorabilia from Base Hospital No. 41(donated by Harry Wilson).  Read letters from soldiers, ambulance drivers, a pilot, and a nurse and a recollection of a Albemarle County solider.

Researched by Caroline Ross and produced by Keri Matthews with panel designed by Rick Bickhart, “The Great War” exhibit is housed in the Exhibit Hall at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.


Armistice Celebration in Charlottesville, ACHS Collection


Base Hospital No. 41 in St. Denis, France, ACHS Collection


Soldiers wearing gas masks, ACHS Collection


American Red Cross nurse aids wounded soldier at Base Hospital No. 41, ACHS Collection


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