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Over Here: The WWI Home Front at Maymont

  • 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Dates: May 28, 2018 - November 11, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Maymont
  • Phone: (804) 358-7166
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $5 Suggested Donation
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As part of the national centennial observance of World War I, Maymont Mansion provides a glimpse into the war’s effect on the
household of James and Sallie Dooley and other Richmonders. Visit the Dooleys’ home to see how citizens rallied to support the
war effort, from James Dooley's financial support with the largest purchase of Liberty Bonds in Virginia, to the important patriotic activities of women, to the Maymont domestic staff who enlisted. Through authentic poster art, historical images of Richmonders engaged in the war effort, period dress including an Army uniform worn by a University of Virginia student who gave his life to the war, popular patriotic songs of the day, and other displays, Maymont Mansion tells the story of this turbulent time that touched everyone on the American home front and brought the Gilded Age to a close. Guided tours available Tuesday-Sunday only, every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm.

Over Here: The WWI Home Front at Maymont