No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I documents the thousands of African American Texan men who served and tells the stories of African Americans on the home front in an exciting multimedia format at Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur.
A veterans reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, with refreshments, special guests and live jazz with The Lunch Combo. There is no admission charge for this event. Sponsor: Port Arthur Historical Society.
A free family fun day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with children’s activities, crafts, special guests and a movie.
Donations of money or like-new books will be accepted during these days. Local veteran, school teacher and children’s author Juanda Ruth Bryant will be present both days to sign her new book, “The Mini-Adventures of Danny and the Deployer. Bryant’s book for young readers deals with the issues of having a military parent deployed. On Nov. 11, children will have the opportunity to make a Thank You bookmark for a veteran. The book swill be taken to the VA hospital for veterans waiting to receive care or who are in recovery.
On Nov. 11 the museum will host a blood drive. People may give blood in honor of a veteran.
The Museum is also renovating its permanent WWI and WWII exhibits. A local collection of unique WWI items will also be exhibited at this time. The exhibit will be in the rotating gallery through Dec. 30.
For information on these events call 409-982-7000 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org