PLAINVILLE - The Plainville Historic Center will be open on Veterans Day Nov. 11 and will feature a special display featuring a recently acquired World War I memorial.
The Historic Center, at 29 Pierce St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The display, which will be on the first floor, will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about local history during the town’s 150th anniversary. There will be artifacts, photos, and other items related to military service with emphasis on the many Plainville residents who have served our country over the years.
A highlight of the display will be the World War I memorial, which was originally dedicated by the town in December 1918. The memorial has the names of all Plainville people who were in the military during World War I.
During this sesquicentennial year, all veterans will also be honored in a special way by having the fire horn sound and church bells ring for one minute. This will be reminiscent of the factory whistles and church bells that were heard 101 years ago when Plainville learned that World War I had ended.
Veterans and all members of the public are invited to stop by at any time between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., including before or after attending the annual 11 a.m. ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in the center of town. Coffee and refreshments will be served.