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Program with Mary Mead: Posters of World War I
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: Meeting, etc., at 1 pm, Program at 2 pm
Location: 300 Main Street, Hopkinton, NH
Details: Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, drinks will be provided.
This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP necessary.
Mary Mead, M.F.A., will speak about the art form of U.S. propaganda posters produced during WWI. Many were designed to promote purchase of war bonds and other patriotic activities. Come hear about the 29 posters in the Society’s collection and the techniques used to produce them.
WWI Posters on Display at Hopkinton Town Library
Find out how you can help sponsor a Liberty Bond Poster
Come check out the fabulous World War I posters from the Society's collection on display at the Hopkinton Town Library during February and March and find out how you can help sponsor their conservation. These posters were part of a massive public relations effort to raise funds for The Great War and used a variety of techniques – fear, patriotism, guilt, and social image – in order to promote the sales of Liberty Bonds.
If you look closely at the posters on display, you will notice many of them have small tears, creases, or pieces missing -- which is not surprising, considering that they are nearly 100 year old. In order to properly preserve them for future generations, the posters need to have work done to them. In December 2016, the Society asked a professional paper conservator to assess the condition of the Society’s 29 World War I posters and provide a condition report with planning information for care of the collection. A copy of the report and the cost to conserve each poster is available at the library.
If you are interested in sponsoring the conservation of any of the posters (or a portion of a poster), we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Society at 603-746-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As a thank you, your name will be entered into that poster’s record as a Conservation Sponsor and your name will be listed when the poster is displayed.
As of February 16, three posters, and a portion of a fourth, have been sponsored!
The MUSE (MUseums Sharing Experiences) group is currently planning a multi-organization exhibition for 2017, Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in N.H. Communities. It will feature exhibits, programs, lectures, book readings and activities involving Bradford, Hopkinton, Penacook, New London, Warner and Webster museums, historical societies and libraries as well as the Aviation Museum in Londonderry. Some of the themes the exhibition will cover are temperance, women’s suffrage, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, code talkers, camouflage, communication, art, literature, and the home front.
To find out more about the collaboration, or to view upcoming programs, click on this link: http://www.overthereoverhere.com/.
The Hopkinton Historical Society Needs Your Help!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of US involvement in World War I. The Hopkinton Historical Society is focusing its summer exhibit on Hopkinton & Contoocook residents who served in the Great War.
We are looking for anyone who may have any knowledge - including family stories, photos, artifacts, or memorabilia - about local residents who served in WWI or helped the cause on the home front.
If you can help, please call Ken Sauer at 746-3614 or email email@example.com.
Thanks for the help!