Photo courtesy of Atlanta History Center

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918

Mar 16, 2018 – Jul 5, 2018
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Every Mon-Sat10am – 5:30pm
Every Sun12pm – 5:30pm
Adult$21.50
Seniors$18
Students (ages 13 and up)$18
Children (ages 4 to 12)$9
Children (3 and under)Free!
*Margaret Mitchell House admission is included if visited within nine days of Atlanta History Center. Visitors will receive a voucher upon their visit to the Atlanta History Center.
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Description

In May 1918, U.S. troops, commonly known as the Doughboys, fought in their first major battle in Europe during World War I. The war was a turning point in U.S. history, establishing the nation’s influence and prosperity in the 20th century. By the end of combat in November 1918, more than 4 million Americans served.

Now, 100 years later, "Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918," an outdoor photography exhibition opening March 16th in the Atlanta’s History Center’s Goizueta Gardens, honors the sacrifice of those men and women who served in the conflict that shaped the world in which we live today. Featuring the work of British photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil, Fields of Battle tells of the healed scars of World War I through our only remaining living witness: the land on which our heroes fought.

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