In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, the Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives spring exhibit brings together original artifacts and documents which survived the conflict. Nearly all of the pieces on display have been loaned especially for this exhibit from people currently living in Shackelford County, whose relative served overseas.

In connection with this exhibit the OJAC will present its Summer Focus Lecture on Saturday, June 17th.

Executive Director Patrick Kelly and retired Professor Larry Bell will speak to the history and art that defined the WWI era. Bell will speak specifically of the entrance of the United States into the conflict and Kelly will follow with a presentation on the War's impact upon the work of various European artists.



Image Caption: 359 Ambulance Co., “The Battling Medics” of the 90th Division, June 7, 1919. Jenkins. On loan from Julia Putnam

The OJAC Focus Lecture Series is a quarterly offering of presentations by artists, speakers and historians on a variety of social, cultural and historical topics ranging from the visual arts to community and Texas History.

Lecture will begin at 2 p.m. in the Stasney Center for Education at the Old Jail Art Center. This event is free and open to the public. Light Refreshments Provided.