The Southold Historical Society announces “The Homefront,” an exhibit commemorating 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI. The exhibit focuses on the Town of Southold in the years 1917 -1918 and the young men & women who went to war in France.
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Visit the Homefront exhibit at the Ann Currie Bell House
July 15 -16, 22 and August 5 1-4pm Watch a re-enactment of a Soldier’s Story during WWI from the diaries of Carl Vail. In the Mayne Gallery at the Ann Currie-Bell House from 1pm-4pm, Alex Bradley, the Bainbridge Intern and local actor, will be acting out Carl Vail’s memories and thoughts about his wartime experience.
3pm Put on your dancing shoes and join us at the complex for a lesson on the Turkey Trot, the Tango and the Charleston, all dances from the WWI era. Instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Aquebogue will show you all the steps! While you’re there, take a tour of the WWI Homefront Exhibit in the Ann Currie Bell House.
August 12 4pm & 6pm Join us for a dramatic presentation of the wartime experiences of local resident, Ed Glover, during WWII, using The Letterbox, a book written by Tom Glover and presented by Alex Bradley.
If you would like to take part in the Homefront Oral History project, please call Director Karen Lund Rooney at 631-765-5500.
The Society is looking for photos and other memorabilia from WWI. Please call Karen Lund Rooney with any questions or possible donations or loans of artifacts. For more information: 631.765.5500