The Richmond Museum of History announced this week it will open a new exhibition in its Seaver Gallery next month called, “How World War I Changed Richmond.”
The exhibit, set for display from March 11 through June 29, features dozens of World War I related artifacts with connections to Richmond, some of which will be on display for the first time.
“The exhibit commemorates the centennial of the United States involvement in the Great War and is one of the few events marking the centennial in the San Francisco Bay Area,” museum official said. “Visitors to the exhibit will learn how World War I shaped the City of Richmond to be ready to face the challenges of the World War II Home Front and beyond.”
To celebrate the exhibit, museum members will be treated to a members-only preview on Friday, March 10, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A free community reception will then be held on Saturday, March 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There will also be related speaker events: On Saturday, April 8, Karen English, professor of English at San Jose State University, will speak at 2 p.m. on the topic, “Poetry of World War I.” And then on Saturday, June 3, Susan Anderson, founder of Memory House, will present “World War I, Resistance and the New Negro” at 2 p.m.
The Richmond Museum of History is located at 400 Nevin Ave. Learn more at www.richmondmuseum.org.
The exhibit is made possible by the ClaraBelle Hamilton Fund and the San Francisco Foundation.