ACC to Host Public for Historic WWI Exhibit, Activities

NC Great War

Alamance Community College is planning a host of activities on Thursday, March 29 to coincide with the centennial of the end of World War I—specifically North Carolina’s role in the conflict—with an exhibit and other activities titled “North Carolina in the Great War.”

The College expects about 1,500 school students to attend the exhibit beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following the departure of the students, the general public is invited to see the exhibits from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

In cooperation with the North Carolina Archives, the day-long exhibition showcases:

  • Original historic documents from the WWI period
  • 10 informational panels and related artifacts, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
  • WWI military uniforms worn by Alamance County veterans, courtesy of the Haw River Museum/Alamance County Historical Association
  • WWI-era nurses’ uniforms, courtesy of UNC Greensboro’s Special Collections and University Archives

ACC’s Scott Collection is hosting an exhibit on the influenza epidemic on the homefront during World War I. The Scott Collection in the Wallace Gee Building commemorates the history and contributions of Alamance County’s Scott family in fields such as agriculture, politics and medicine.

Alamance County middle and high school students were invited to compete in a poster board contest, with more than $2,000 in prize money awarded to winners. Information on the contest rules were previously distributed to Alamance-Burlington Schools. Winning posters will be displayed at an awards ceremony held at 7:00 p.m. on March 29 in the College’s Patterson Auditorium.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.