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A Century of Helping Hands: 100th Anniversary of Mecklenburg Red Cross

Matthews Heritage Museum
Matthews Heritage Museum 232 N. Trade Street Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-708-4996
The Matthews Heritage Museum and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are joining together to put on the exhibit “A Century of Helping Hands”in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross in Mecklenburg County. The exhibit opens February 4 and will run to June 24, 2017. Many Red Cross chapters were founded in the US in 1917 as part of the effort to serve soldiers in World War I. The US entered the war several years after the war inEurope started. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918! Woman gathered to roll bandages often serving through their church, and locally the Red Cross served the soldiers at Camp Greene. They were called upon to find housing for visiting girl friends, when hotels were not available or too costly. They also provided several nurses for Camp Greene.
Information & Amenities
Admission:Less than $10
Age Range:All Ages
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation, ADA-compliant, Parking on site
General Information:Hours of Operation: Thursday - Saturday 10 - 4:30 p.m.
Payment Methods:Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Type:Exhibits, Historical, Tours & Sightseeing
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