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"The Great War Comes Home." A temporary history exhibit, will be on display in our Main Gallery space January 23 - April 11, 2015. Don't miss your chance to view this very popular exhibit that focuses on Licking County's role in World War I.

Click the image below to watch a video about the World War I exhibit.

Read below for exhibit details and about upcoming art exhibits.

The personal stories of Licking County residents who served in World War I, retold in our exhibit, "The Great War Comes Home," have sparked interest among visitors of all ages.

The Works Art Galleries offer a variety of art opportunities designed to stimulate creative engagement in the arts for learners of all ages, and strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. Gallery exhibits change frequently and admission is free to most gallery exhibitions. Contact the museum's Art Coordinator for purchase inquiries and additional information.


Main Gallery Exhibit: 

"The Great War Comes Home"
World War I History Exhibit - On Display January 23 - April 11, 2015

In this temporary exhibit, “The Great War Comes Home,” The Works retells the unique stories of Licking County’s support for the “war to end all wars.” View personal artifacts of soldiers who fought and families who suffered. Learn about Colonel George Crawford, whose Sharon Valley Stock Farm supplied thousands of horses, leading to knighthood for Crawford. Discover Licking County’s surprising connection to Sergeant Alvin York, one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I, as well as its ties to the creation of the Gold Star Mothers organization. Finally, step into one of World War I’s most insidious creations, the world of trench warfare. 
The Works is proud to offer this exhibit, which brings together for the first time this collection of artifacts, personal stories, and historical insights into Licking County’s unique role during World War I.
Some artifacts on loan from the Ohio History Connection, the National Firearms Museum, and private collections.

Gallery admission is free and open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. (January, February, and March).

View/download the official art card for this exhibit.

Upcoming exhibit: "Breaking the Mold"

The juxtaposition of industrial and art glass.

On display April 24 - July 11, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, April 24, 5 - 7 p.m.   FREE and Open to the Public.

Download the artcard for this exhibit here.