World War I was fought in Europe from 1914-1918. Ohio played a major role the war, sending the 4th most troops in the country and about 5% of the entire nation’s military manpower. Poppies became a symbol of World War I, and the contributions of our nation’s soldiers, with the publication of the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, which memorializes soldiers who fought on the Western front. At this Make and Take, you will create 2 poppies- one for you, and one to send to the Ohio History Connection for an exhibit commemorating the end of World War I. Also take home an educational packet!
All ages welcome: adults, teens, tweens and children with a caregiver
Monday, September 17, 4 - 7 pm (last walk-in at 6:45 pm)
No registration required.