Laurens County, the Great War, and Buddy Poppies Lunch and Learn

November 4, 2023

Learn the significance of the blood, sweat, and tears of Laurens County men and women and how they effected the Hindenburg Line and the outcome of World War I.  Attend the program on November 14, 12:00 PM, in the Magnolia Room at the Laurens County Museum.  Bring your lunch and learn!

The story of the “Buddy Poppy” will also be highlighted.  Buddy poppies will be available to purchase at the museum leading up to Veterans Day.  Proceeds from the poppies will go to the American Legion.

Jim Crocker of Spartanburg, a World War I historian and collector, will highlight the  stories of the contributions of real people from this area who participated in the conflict – Laurens County’s two companies in the 118th and 30th Infantry Divisions. In addition, Charlie Gray of Spartanburg, a Laurens native, will speak on the history of how the poppy became an international symbol of remembrance following The Great War.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for those not members of the Laurensmn County Museum.  Museum members and those 18 years old and under are free.  Memberships are available at the Museum and online.

The Laurens County Museum is located at 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC.  The exhibit hall is open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Mondays through Saturday.  For more information, call (864) 681-3678 or visit or Facebook.