World War I Honor Roll traveling display to visit Grinnell

The “World War I Honor Roll” traveling display will be on exhibit May 25-June 22 at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts in Grinnell. The exhibit honors more than 4,000 Iowans who were killed a century ago during World War I.

Grinnell College to host display May 25-June 22 in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts

DES MOINES – The World War I Honor Roll, a State Historical Museum of Iowa traveling display that features thousands of names and corresponding photographs of Iowans lost during World War I, will be on exhibit May 25-June 22 at Grinnell College’s Bucksbaum Center for the Arts in Grinnell.

In 1920, the State Historical Society of Iowa collected photographs from Iowa families who lost loved ones during the war. It sent out another call for photographs in 2017 to shore up its official records during the war’s 100th anniversary. The display is the result of that research – and a tribute to a generation of Iowans who sacrificed their lives to the cause of freedom.

The list of Iowan casualties includes Merle Hay of Glidden, who was among the first Americans to die during the war, and Wayman Minor of Centerville, who was among the last. The first U.S. servicewoman to die during active duty in the war was Marion Crandall of Cedar Rapids, who also lived in Davenport.

The World War I Honor Roll display will be on exhibit in conjunction with Grinnell College’s Summerfest, a day-long celebration of learning and discovery to be held on campus June 15. Engaging workshops and lively performances are free and open to the public. More information is available at grinnell.edu/summerfest.

If you go:

What: World War I Honor Roll traveling display

When: May 25-June 22

Where: Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Cooper Lobby, 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus in Grinnell

Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Learn more about the display and Iowa’s World War I casualties at iowaculture.gov/honorroll. The State Historical Museum of Iowa is overseen by the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. More information is available at iowaculture.gov.

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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its divisions – the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa, the State Office of Media Production and the State Historic Preservation Office – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowans to foster creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations. iowaculture.gov

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