MILITARY CAMP — The first military camp was erected in Mohawk when members of Co. M went into quarters at Weller Park in Mohawk on July 16, 1917. The Herkimer County Historical Society is opening an exhibit on “Herkimer County’s Involvement in the Great War” on April 26. (Photo submitted)

Herkimer County Historical Society to open new exhibit on April 26

Published Apr 16, 2017 at 9:00am

The Herkimer County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit on “Herkimer County’s Involvement in the Great War” on Wednesday, April 26 with a reception open to the public from 5-7 p.m. The reception will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program to be given by local historian Cheryl Pula on “The Lost Battalion” based on the American regiment caught behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest.

The exhibit will be in two rooms of the Suiter museum building and feature panels on Company M, the local Herkimer County regiment that was federalized into service in the 107th Regiment and saw action in the final battle of the war, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, involvement on the home front, the Red Cross, the role of women, local industry that made products for the war effort, and letters to home. The Society would like to thank Johnson’s Carpet Plus for donating and installing the new carpet for the exhibit rooms.

The exhibit can be seen after April 26 during the Society’s open hours of Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They are located at 400-406 North Main St. in Herkimer. For more information, call 315-866-6413.