Hendershot Gallery Exhibits Parsons and the World Wars
September 13, 2017
Parsons, KS- “Parsons and the World Wars” is the new exhibit at Hendershot Gallery on the Labette Community College Campus. This exhibit, which was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I in 1917, features memorabilia from World War I and World War II and tells the story of both from a local perspective.
The exhibit will contain artifacts from both world wars—especially items that call attention to organizations, activities, and building projects in Parsons that were war related: the Red Cross, the USO, the Kansas Ordnance Plant, public memorials, and the Winway addition.
All the items are on loan from the Parsons Historical Society Museum. According to exhibit organizers Dave Mattox and Mike Brotherton, the Parsons Historical Society Museum has an extraordinary collection of items that relates to the world wars, and the museum likes to spotlight items from their collection, putting locally generated items in context of world events.
“In essence, we’re telling another facet of Parsons’ story—how the city played a part in both war efforts and how it changed because of the wars,” Brotherton noted.
This special exhibit will be in Hendershot Gallery until Friday, September 29th:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Fridays
For more information, contact Mike Brotherton at 620.717.1066 or 620.820.1037