Allison-Antrim Museum spotlights World War I

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
These are among the World War I items on display as Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering the Great War.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. becoming involved in the Great War, Allison-Antrim Museum’s fall exhibition, from its collections, includes uniform items from six native sons who fought in World War I and eight others for whom the museum has photographs.

They include James H. Craig Sr., Wilbur Robert Craig, William Henry "Harry" Gillan, Walter Binkley, Arthur James Fair, Duffield Winger Varden, Neill Brumbaugh, Frank L. Carbaugh, Thomas Atherton, brothers Frank and George Diehl, Carter Warren “Moses” Rankin, John Amos Acker and Harold E. Pentz.

World War I recruiting posters, trench art, souvenirs, Prussian helmets, rifle bayonets and a slide show of WWI photographs from France and Germany are included in the exhibition, which opened Sept. 6. 

 Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is no admission fee but donations are appreciated.  For more information, visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.