From Trenches to Triumph: WWI Historic Exhibit & Presentation

From Trenches to Triumph: WWI Historic Exhibit & Presentation Image

World War I was not only a monumental event in the lives of Americans 100 years ago, but it was also a watershed moment for The Salvation Army in the United States. Less than 250 Salvation Army volunteers served overseas between 1917-1921 providing essential humanitarian and spiritual aid to the troops.  Their actions won the favor of the American public and paved the way for The Salvation Army to grow into the organization we know today.

Join us on Tuesday, June 4 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Baker College of Jackson in the Student Center for a special historic exhibit and presentation by Salvation Army Central Territory Historical Museum Director Nanci Gasiel. Nanci will introduce us to these amazing men and women who willingly put themselves in harm's way to serve their fellow man. The exhibit will include historic artifacts from WWI that commemorate and honor the bravery and servitude of these remarkable volunteers.

Homemade donuts and refreshments will be served.

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Historic Exhibit and Refreshments

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - From Trenches to Triumph Presentation by Nanci Gasiel


Nanci Gasiel has been the Director of The Salvation Army Central Territory Historical Museum since 2015.  Since joining the museum staff, she has developed a passion for the Army's WWI service and the Doughnut Girls in particular.  She has been in the museum field for over fifteen years working with museum collections, developing programs, completing historic research, and developing museum policy.  Nanci holds a BA in History and Political Science from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO and a MA in History from the University of Illinois at Springfield.  She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.

We would like to thank our partner Baker College for hosting this special event.