The Dakota County Historical Society will open its new exhibit Dakota County During World War I on Thursday, Jan 11. The exhibit will be presented at the Lawshe Memorial Museum.
The Lawhse Memorial Museum, 130 3rd Ave. N, South St. Paul is open Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is a suggested $5 donation to the Dakota County Historical Society.
Dakota County During World War I explores the history of The Great War and its impact both locally and abroad. The exhibit features more than 10 panels that look at what caused the start of the war, an overview of each individual year during the war, the animals used during World War I, and the roles minorities played in the war. The exhibit also features an above-ground trench for people to explore, a Dakota County service flag and uniforms and weapons from both the Allied and Axis powers.
Founded in 1939, the Dakota County Historical Society, preserves, interprets and promotes the history of Dakota County. Call 651-552-7548 or visit www.dakotahistory.org for more information.