Museum of the Gulf Coast unveils No Man's Land

Museum of the Gulf Coast unveils No Man's Land

No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I is a multimedia traveling exhibition which draws attention to the experiences of East Texas African Americans in the First World War, opening at Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Sept. 23.

Over 11,000 black Texans served in virtually every capacity. This exhibit showcases a list of African American WWI veterans from East and Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange County.
The Museum of the Gulf Coast will also display a variety of WWI and WWII items from locals including uniforms, rare medals, and firearms.  A special veteran’s program will be held at the Museum Friday, Nov.10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

On Nov. 10 and 11, museum admission will be FREE for all veterans and active duty military. Donations of money or like-new books will be accepted during these days.

Funds collected will be sent to the Wounded Warriors Family Support. Children will have the opportunity to make a “thank you” bookmark for a veteran.  Books and bookmarks will be delivered to regional VA hospitals for those awaiting or receiving treatment.

For more information, contact Museum Curator Sarah Bellian at 409-999-6283 or email mogc [dot] curator [at] gmail [dot] com.

- Museum of the Gulf Coast

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