The American Field Service and Edward Carter Sortwell
Starts: Jun 23 2013 - 3:00pm
Ends: Jun 23 2013 - 4:30pm
As casualties from World War I in Europe began to multiply, a group of young Americans volunteered to drive ambulances at the front with the American Field Service (AFS). AFS was made up of college boys, young professionals, artists, and businessmen, including Wiscasset's Edward Carter Sortwell. William Foley, who has the largest AFS collection in the country, tells the story of this heroic organization and its local connection. Foley shares photos, letters, and objects, which are the foundation of "Before the Doughboys" at Smithsonian Institution in 2014.
Wiscasset, ME 04578