Dear neighbors and community friends of the Copper Country:
In collaboration with Michigan Tech, the Carnegie Museum, and Finlandia University, the committee on “World War & the Copper Country” (WW1CC) is organizing a series of events to be held during 2018 including exhibits and programs to commemorate the Copper Country’s involvement in World War I (1914-1918). As you may know, the United States intervened in the Great War on April 6, 1917 and the Armistice was announced November 11, 1918.
The Carnegie Museum is seeking to borrow artifacts from the community for an exhibit on WWI and the Copper Country to open in September 2018. These might include:
- personal letters
- photos, art, postcards
- poetry or other writings
- scrapbooks and newspaper clippings
- WWI-era musical scores
- military papers and government documents
- material objects, ephemera, and souvenirs, e.g., military uniform memorabilia, trench art, anti-war items; home front effects such as pins, posters, pamphlets, etc.
If you have, or you know of a relative, neighbor, or other community member who has any artifacts that we might borrow, or if you have any questions about the project, please reply to Elise Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org or forward this message to possible interested persons.
You will find a list of the Copper County men who were known to have served in the war at www1cc.mtu.edu/roll-call. If you have an addition to the names on the list, please send it by email to email@example.com.
If possible, please help us with outreach by forwarding this email to any listservs that might generate wide interest and participation from the Copper Country community in this project.
We hope to hear from you. Thank you, and happy holidays!
Elise Nelson, Director, Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw
Sue Collins, Department of Humanities, MTU
Stefka Hristova, Department of Humanities, MTU
Steve Walton, Department of Social Sciences, MTU
Patty Sotirin, Department of Humanities, MTU