A free day-long event to help mark the 100th anniversary of our nation’s entry into World War I is coming to the Morris County Library in Whippany on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
The World War One Road Show will give people an opportunity to share their personal memorabilia, artifacts and family stories with experts from the New Jersey State Archives and Morris County Archives who are well-versed on WWI-related objects, manuscripts, photographs, textiles and other memorabilia.
They also can share their professional expertise about caring for the items. But organizers are urging people not to bring any firearms, ammunition, or live artillery shells to the event.
Nearly 117,000 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in “The War to End All Wars” –including Giovanni Ricci of Morristown and some 200 others from Morris County.
Saturday’s event runs fron 9:30 am to 4 pm. It’s sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission, Morris County Library, and the NJ Historical Commission, State Archives and State Museum. — Bill Swayze