In Times of War utilizes the museum’s existing permanent collections and newly acquired objects, as well as loaned art and artifacts from private collections to present an overview of the Pee Dee’s rich material history relating to military conflicts, from pre-Civil War to WWII.
Exhibition highlights include: items relating to the Confederate Naval Yard at Mars Bluff, artifacts from the German POW Camp of the Florence Army Air Field, military uniforms of former FBI agent, Melvin Purvis and items relating to Florence’s involvement in WWI including ephemera from the local American Red Cross relief effort. In Times of War also features works of art created by Adolf Hitler, former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, and former US President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In Times of War opens October 20, 2015 in the Florence County Museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through May 15, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 2pm-5pm.