Media Advisory: Portraits of Sacrifice: Yolo county and World War I Exhibit, Sat. Nov. 10 and Sun. Nov 11

The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I will be commemorated with a special exhibit called “Portraits of Sacrifice” which honors the Yolo County men who gave their lives during the Great War.
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The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I will be commemorated with a special exhibit called “Portraits of Sacrifice” which honors the Yolo County men who gave their lives during the Great War. The exhibit is based on years of archival research by Mel Russell, retired Yolo County Archives and Record Center Coordinator and includes photos, diaries, and other memorabilia. The exhibit is on display throughout the month of November at Gallery 625 in the Erwin Meier Administration Building, 625 Court Street, Woodland. Special exhibit hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 and include these highlights:

  • Mel Russell will be on hand during the special hours to answer questions and discuss her project.
  • A rare “Blue Max” medal, Prussia’s highest military award and among the most famous war decorations of all time, will be displayed by Bill Schwarz, avid military collector and veteran, between the hours of 10 am and 2 p.m. on both days.
  • Julie Dachtler, Deputy Board Clerk, will play the atrium piano featuring music from the war period from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Yolo County Archives, the Yolo County Archives, and the Yolo County Library. For information about the event contact Rob Coman, communications director of the Friends of the Yolo County Archives, at (530) 304-1838. Event information can be found at our website www.friendsyca.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2142465796071166/ About Friends of the Yolo County Archives: Friends of the Yolo County Archives is a local nonprofit organization that has promoted the preservation and access of Yolo County history since 1986.]]>

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