The Soldier’s Experience
This Veteran’s Day marks 100 years since the cease fire of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Join us as local historian Scot Buffington discusses soldier life during World War I. Buffington will use original clothing and accoutrements from the time period as examples during his discussion. This lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Do your Bit!”: World War I in Ambridge, which ends December 23rd.
Scot Buffington is a local living historian, often portraying a soldier from different time periods from the French and Indian War through the Vietnam War. He collects American militaria and is very knowledgeable about the history of the soldier experience. Buffington is a history teacher at Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He co-curated the World War I exhibit with his wife, Sarah Buffington, curator at Old Economy Village.