WWI: Longmont & the Great War

Feb 2, 2018 - May 18, 2018

As the United States commemorates the centennial anniversary of the American military entering World War I, the Longmont Museum unveils a new exhibition illustrating Longmont’s role in the Great War. “WWI: Longmont & the Great War” tells the personal stories of World War I through the experiences of people from Longmont – soldiers, doctors, and nurses in training and overseas, as well as citizens on the homefront.

Items from the Museum’s collections make up the bulk of the exhibition, including full infantry uniforms, artifacts relating to medical care during the War, an airplane propeller, propaganda posters, photographs, letters and diaries, and many other personal objects. The exhibition also features a 2/3 scale bi-plane—a locally-made Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” replica of the planes used by U.S. Army pilots in training during the War.