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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Nicholls hosting World War I exhibit

Nicholls hosting World War I exhibit

THIBODAUX, La. -- This year is the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I and Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University will pay tribute to the War to End All Wars with an exhibit running during the fall semester.

Included in the exhibit will be letters, photographs, scrapbooks, sheet music, poetry and other documents from the Nicholls archives, as well as artifacts loaned by the Regional Military Museum in Houma, including uniforms, bayonets, models, posters and a German trench mortar.

The exhibit opens on Monday and will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the archives and special collections department of the library.

In addition to the exhibit, a reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Cotillion Ballroom, featuring documents and artifacts from the archives and the Regional Military Museum, including a special viewing of the Elks Lodge’s 1918 parade flag.

Historians and local veterans will discuss first-hand accounts and reflect on the impact of the Great War in a panel discussion held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Le Bijou Theater.