First World War exhibition will bring history to life

Date: 

Monday, 29 January, 2018

good-bye to all poster

Come along to the Auld Kirk Museum on Saturday 17 February for the opening event of its First World War exhibition.

To mark the conclusion of centenary commemorations remembering the 1914 – 1918 conflict, Good-bye to all that: a last look at the Great War will feature original First World War posters and military memorabilia.

The free exhibition will open with an event on Saturday 17 February between12-4pm where re-enactment groups The Royal Engineers 1914-18 and The German Pioneers will take you back to the time of the Great War.

Visitors young and old will also get the chance to try on uniforms as well as handle military equipment from the period.

Sandy Marshall, Chair of EDLC Trust, added, "This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and this exhibition gives us a chance to commemorate the conflict and reflect on the devastating impact on communities.

"It is a great collaborative exhibition of some fascinating artefacts that will give people a real understanding of what life was like for those who were involved in the First World War at home and on the battlefront.

"I would urge residents to come along to the opening event as the visit of the re-enactment groups will help bring this period of history to life in a really fun way for all the family."

The museum, located on Cowgate in Kirkintilloch, is open every week - Tuesday to Saturday - from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more information call 0141 777 3013.

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