World War I Posters Beckon

Texier House Museum currently is exhibiting its collection of World War I (WW I) posters. This exhibition coincides with the State of New Jersey’s planned events commemorating the entry of the United States into WW I in April, 1917.
The ten posters reflect the artistic endeavors of eight noted artists or illustrators in the early 20th century.
Many artists and illustrators were recognized by the public through their previous works in magazines. These posters exemplify patriotic images and themes to honor those who served in the military and to reflect civilian contributions to the war effort. The posters, including two by Howard Chandler Christy, helped raise over $20 billion through five Liberty Bond Programs in support of the war effort.
Watchung’s Veterans Memorial on the front lawn of the Texier House Museum honors our veterans, most notably the engraved names of 24 WW I soldiers.
Plan a visit to view these WW I patriotic posters during regular Sunday museum hours. The museum is open the first and third Sunday of a month from 2 pm-4 pm.
Texier House Museum will be a participating location in Somerset County’s Weekend Journey through the Past. The museum will be open additional hours on October 14 from 10 am–5 pm and October 15 from noon-4 pm.
You are invited to experience these historic and patriotic posters right here in Watchung.

 

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