For two days, and two days only, the senior history of the Americas II classes at Franklin High School will host a World War I exhibition.
The event is free and open to the public on March 15 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
“This year is the student’s own creation,” said WCS Curriculum Specialist David Rector. “From the choice of theme and the exhibit flyer to the acquisition of artifacts and speakers, the seniors want to improve each year and often give up time in the summer to prepare for this extraordinary showcase of student talent and work.”
The exhibition will involve a large number of authentic period artifacts and student-constructed art displays. Student presentations on a variety of topics such as related musical compositions, military strategy and free speech protest of the war will also be included.
Next year will be the 100th anniversary of America’s entry in World War I. Many Tennesseans, such as Alvin C. York, along with other Williamson County citizens, fought and died in this war. There is also the fascinating story of the Tennessee men who almost accomplished the feat of kidnapping Kaiser Wilhem II.
Find out more about this special event and hear from some of the students themselves in the video below.