Undergraduate Research: Public History students create “Montana in the World Wars” pop-up museum


On December 7, 2016 (the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor), students in Dr. Amanda Hendrix-Komoto’s course Public History: Religion and War (HSTA 491) created “Montana in the World Wars,” a pop-up museum on campus that highlights the involvement of Montanans during the world wars. The exhibit, constructed out of a dumpster, also consists of a World War I trench replica, which curious passersby can step into to experience what life in a trench may have been like. Students Sammuel Van Kirk and Ezekiel Snoozy constructed the trench only using tools appropriate to the era.

To take a virtual tour through the exhibit led by Public History students Joey Morrison and Sammuel Van Kirk, watch the video below!

Trench Pop-Up Museum Virtual Tour

The pop-up museum runs through December 14, and is open from 8am to 5pm daily. It is free and open to all.


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