WW1 exhibit opening at Dew House

This poster of World War 1 (WWI) Belgian Rescue Dogs is one of the many colorful posters that will be on display at the Historic Dew House/DeWalt Heritage Center July 27 through September 28, 2014. 

This poster of World War 1 (WWI) Belgian Rescue Dogs is one of the many colorful posters that will be on display at the Historic Dew House/DeWalt Heritage Center July 27 through September 28, 2014.

Four members of the Dew family who resided within the walls of the historic Dew House when it rested on Highway 6 served in the cause of the Great War.  Brothers Frank and Walter served overseas in the U.S. Army, while sisters Jessie and Ruth served with the Red Cross on the home front efforts.

This colorful exhibit traces the unique qualities of War and its ongoing impact on everyday life from Madison Avenue to Hollywood.  The Great War brought about many firsts, such as selective service (draft), as well as tank & chemical warfare.  Unique posters will be on display that were used to promote propaganda, which led to a big change in marketing techniques.  Hollywood directors and actors got their start producing films for the war effort.

The World War I Exhibit is free to the public and will run on Sundays from 1-4 PM beginning July 27 through September 28, 2014.  The DeWalt Heritage Center is located in Kitty Hollow Park at 9555 Highway 6 South in Missouri City, just south of the Sienna/HEB Entrance.

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