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Birth of a Warrior  - The Columbus Museum and Columbus State University’s Department of Art present Birth of a Warrior, featuring photography by Raymond McCrea Jones. These stunning photographs highlight the transformation of 162 young men from across the country into the U.S. Army Delta Company 2/47 while in boot camp at Fort Benning. McCrea Jones’ documentary work brings profound insight to these soldiers’ stories and looks at the culture and humanity of those we ask to go to war.
At Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Sun 3/26/17 at 1pm-5pm
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From Flying Aces to Army Boots  - Once thought of as the war to end all wars, World War I ushered in a new era of global military engagements. The United States’ entry for the last 18 months of the war also marked a shift in American foreign policy. This exhibition explores the effects of World War I in the Chattahoochee Valley. Beyond military history, the exhibition will look at the social and political climate in the region during the first years of the war, 1914-1917, and changes to the home front during 1917-1918, alongside the local opinion of President Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles. The experiences of local soldiers who fought in World War I receive special attention, as well as the impetus for the creation of Camp (now Fort) Benning at the end of the war as a U.S. Army infantry training school. African Americans’ service in the war, the life and career of Columbus native and French flying ace Eugene Bullard, and women’s volunteer service at home and abroad are showcased.
At Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Sun 3/26/17 at 1pm-5pm
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