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November 6, 2018-September 2019, Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw, Houghton
OPENING RECEPTION and talk by Dr. Patty Sotirin, “Copper Country Mothers,” November 6, Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw. Reception upstairs, 6:00pm. Talk downstairs Community Room, 6:30pm.
WWI and the Copper Country HOME FRONT highlights how Copper Country citizens answered the call to “Do Your Bit.” We examined local archives and the Daily Mining Gazette to put Copper Country names and faces to the women who took on “men’s work,” to the folks who did relief work for the American Red Cross; to the local groups that knit and sewed comfort items for soldiers overseas, and to those that headed the government’s “Food Will Win the War” campaign and planted gardens, and adhered to “Meatless Mondays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays.” We show how local residents and civic groups contributed to the Liberty Loan drives, and how the Michigan College of Mines and other local businesses and institutions joined the civilian efforts.
This exhibit will open with a talk by Dr. Patty Sotirin about Copper Country Mothers, who were expected, as their patriotic duty, to willingly send their sons to war. The exhibit will be up at the Carnegie through September 2019. A traveling version will be available in mid-November.