MERIDEN (September 19, 2019) – On September 13, 2019, a contingent of veterans from Silver Springs Care Center in Meriden took a day trip to the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven to experience a military exhibit titled World War I: Beyond the Front Lines. The group learned a lot and were enriched by the experience.
The exhibit, according to their site, provides a historical retrospective of the war and includes interactives, images and artifacts from the Knights of Columbus archives and museum collection, as well as items from private lenders and institutions. A complementary series of WWI-related lectures and presentations will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition.
By Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members.
According to their website, the Knights of Columbus Museum, Inc. was established in 1982 and is a nonprofit institution serving the general public through exhibitions of history, art, and faith. It serves as an archive for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and maintains a permanent gallery showcasing the organization’s history