A Note from our Director – March 2017

This year commemorates one hundred years since America’s entry into World War I. As you might already know, many of the programs this year are World War I era related. To highlight that historic event, the Sarpy County Museum will be hosting “Over There and Over Here: World War I.” The exhibit will be featured this fall and will explore the local military commitment as well as the experience for those at home in Sarpy County.
Sandwiched in the annals of history, somewhere between the Civil War and World War II, the Great War has frequently become overlooked but over 4 million Americans were mustered to serve and of that approximately 320,000 were
killed or physically wounded. From the scorn of speaking German to the curtailing of individual civil rights through wartime laws, the identity of our nation was considerably altered during this time in American history.
The museum is seeking your help. What’s in your closet, basement, attic, photo albums or scrapbooks? This is your chance to share your family’s World War I related history. Letters, photographs, uniforms, equipment, and even non-military items from the era are all very much welcome. Preference is given to those objects with a local history connection but all are encouraged to share. No support is too large or small. Items can either be donated or loaned to the museum specifically for the exhibit.
The Sarpy County Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Sarpy County, its communities, and their people. Donations to the museum are tax deductible. To discuss your contribution please contact Ben Justman at 402-292-1880 or director@sarpymuseum.org.

See you at the museum,

Ben Justman
Executive Director