Memorial Day Activities

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May 26, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Event Details

Memorial Day weekend activities. The public is invited to interact with local veterans, and engage in hands-on kids’ activities, including crafting a trench periscope on Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm, and making remembrance poppies on Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm. The remembrance poppy, inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” was used to commemorate military personnel who had died in the war.

James Armstead, a historical reenactor, will portray two World War I African American war heroes: Eugene Jacques Bullard, a highly decorated soldier of the French Foreign Legion and a fighter pilot, and Colonel Charles Young, a distinguished US Army officer. Armstead portrays historic figures with the National Humanities Chautauqua programs throughout the country. He will appear in costume Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-2:30pm.

This program is in support of “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I“ on exhibit in the Museum’s main gallery Gallery, noon-4pm, Thursdays-Sundays, April 4-May 27, and its follow-on exhibition, “Right Here: Our Local Stories” June 1-17, 2018.