100 years ago…
What global event was taking place in 1918 that ties Boundary County to the rest of the world? “The War to End all Wars,” World War I, The Great War that originated in Europe and lasted from
July 28, 1914 until Nov. 11, 1918. This year, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, will mark the one hundredth year of the end of this devastating war.
The Boundary County Museum, will be holding its Summer Opening Program on Saturday, May 5, from noon until 2:30 p.m., and will feature stories of how Boundary County contributed to this notable World War I effort.
A World War I Lunch will be served in the Railroad Courtyard from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. All are welcome! Featured will be “Doughboy Stew,” Bread, Soldier “Biscuits”, and World War I Cake. The Museum’s personal trio of chefs (Vic White, Dave Gray, and Howard Kent) will be conjuring up some of the best stews ever tasted!
Following lunch, adults are invited to attend Museum Historian, Howard Kent’s reminiscences of Boundary County’s involvement in the war: soldiers enlisting and being drafted, to Red Cross volunteers, to rationing, to the Slampire Club! There will be stories that only Howard can tell. If you have the 2018 Boundary County Historical Calendar, you can sneak preview some of these unique highlights. (If you don’t, they are available at the Museum’s Gift Shop!)
For the children, there will be stories that were popular during 1918, games, and a cupcake walk. Weather permitting, we will hold these activities outdoors in the Railroad Courtyard.
The Museum will open for summer hours on May 1: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout the summer months and into October. There is a minimal charge of $2 per adult with a family rate available. The Opening Program is a FREE day for all.