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The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918

February 17, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of an event that changed our world forever. During the “Great War,” as it was called, 65 million men and women served in militaries from 36 current nations spanning 6 continents, nine million of which died. The First World War saw the introduction of new technology, the fall of empires, the rise of new states, the loss of a generation, and changes in society as a whole.

This exhibit is a collaboration of faculty curators from across the University and graduate student curator and project coordinator Sheila Boone. The exhibit design and much of the fabrication was completed by Professional Practices students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. This exhibit is the first of two to commemorate the Centennial.

The Great War that Changed America, 1914-1918 will open in 2017.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Museum
Come visit with the curators! Light refreshments will be served.

Archaeology of Camp Lawton

October 10, 2010 – still on display [Come see the latest artifacts recently uncovered and learn about the ongoing research]

Rediscover a unique chapter in Civil War history through the historical research and archaeological finds made by Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty working at the site of the former Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prisoner of War camp located in nearby Jenkins County, Georgia.

Curated by the archaeology students of Georgia Southern University with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more exciting details on this important discovery, visit
For Press Release, October 5, 2010, click here
For Press Release, August 19, 2011, click here
For Press Release, October 5, 2012, click here
For Press Release, October 11, 2012, click here

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Last updated: 9/19/2015

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