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Sept. 8, 2017SAVANNAH, Mo. |  By: Gardner

Andrew County Museum hosts program on Saint-Mihiel offensive of WWI

The Andrew County Museum in Savannah, Mo., is hosting an exhibit about one of the most significant battles of World War I.

Director of the Andrew County Museum Jan Glenn says that the Saint-Mihiel offensive of Sept. 12-15, 1918, was a battle in which many Andrew County residents fought. The offensive, under the command of General John J. Pershing, was the first major offensive operation of the American Expeditionary Force acting as an independent army, along with 110,000 French troops, during the Great War.

In addition to the exhibit Jeff Esley will present a program entitled "To the Top of the Andrew County Clock Tower."

The event is set for the 99th anniversary of the offensive, Tuesday, Sept. 12, between 6:30 and 8 p.m., with Esley's program from 7 to 7:30. For more information, call the Andrew County Museum at 816-324-4720, or visit the museum at 202 E. Duncan Drive.