AMHERST -- Travel back a century ago with Dr. Lynn Rainville as she explores the contributions of hundreds of thousands of Virginians during World War I. This effort included drafted soldiers, politicians (including Staunton native, Woodrow Wilson), and locally born horses and their ferriers. But it also included female stenographers, African American doctors, domestic gardeners, National Guard troops, and army chaplains. Dr. Rainville is the author of the book Virginia and the Great War: Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914-1919. She is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of the Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College. The program is open to the public with no admission fee. The Museum is located at 154 South Main Street in Amherst. Light refreshments will be served. This program is made possible by The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The society exhibits, interprets and offers its collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages. For additional information contact Octavia Starbuck, Director, Amherst County Museum and Historical Society at 434-946-9068
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