Museum exhibit spotlights World War I

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Part of Arthur Fair's collection that is on display at Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle includes the U.S. flag that draped his coffin, WWI recruiting posters and a complete set of bound WWI Stars and Stripes newspapers.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, Allison-Antrim Museum’s fall exhibition, from its collections, includes uniform items from seven 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 (grandson of Civil War veteran Lt. Col. Ben Franklin Winger), and Dr. Thomas Gilland, and Frank L. Carbaugh, Thomas Atherton, brothers Frank and George Diehl, Carter Warren “Moses” Rankin, John Amos Acker, Neill Brumbaugh, and Harold E. Pentz.

WWI 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 Oct. 26 and closes Nov. 23.

Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.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.