In Times of War Exhibition
The Florence County Museum announces an opening reception for “In Times of War” on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. “In Times of War,” sponsored by the Trustees of the Florence Museum, utilizes the museum’s existing permanent collections and newly-acquired objects, as well as loaned art and artifacts form private collections to present an overview of the Pee Dee’s rich material history relating to military conflicts, from pre-Civil War to World War II.
Noted objects from this exhibit includes: Items relating to the Confederate Naval Yard at Mars Bluff, a hand-drawn map from the German POW Camp of the Florence Army Air Field, military uniform of former FBI agent, Melvin Purvis, items relating to formation of the Florence American Legion and ephemera from the local American Red Cross relief efforts.
In Times of War also features works of art created by Adolf Hitler, former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, former U.S. President General Dwight D. Eisenhower and paintings by Berhard Berretz. “In Times of War” is currently on display in the Florence County Museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery. This exhibition will be up through May 15, 2016. Admission is free.