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Sketches from World War I Exhibit

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Name: Sketches from World War I Exhibit
Date: September 19, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Event Description:
Recognizing America’s entry into World War I in 1917, 100 years ago, the San Mateo County History Museum will open an exhibit on September 19, 2017, entitledSketches from World War I, which will feature Peninsula soldier Alvin Page Colby’s art created when he was training at Fort Lewis and then serving in France as a cook in the 91st “Wild West” Infantry Division.  Colby was a Burlingame resident working at Wisnom’s Hardware when he joined the Army.  His letters home often included comic sketches about daily life, many of which will be featured in the exhibit.  After the War he returned to Burlingame and continued working at the Wisnom’s store in San Mateo. 

These sketches have never been on display for public viewing before. 
Location:
San Mateo County History Museum
2200 Broadway within the 107-year-old “Old Courthouse”
Redwood City, CA
Date/Time Information:
The Museum is open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Contact Information:
650-299-0104
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