The Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, Dover, will host a program focusing on the history and characteristics of Trench Art at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1.

Defined as artwork that was created by military personnel or civilian artisans, Trench Art was produced from discarded or pilfered military equipment. Former director of the Air Mobility Command Museum, Mike Leister will present a program about this type of art, which became popular during World War I. The Delaware Public Archives currently has an extensive collection of Trench Art on display as part of its WWI exhibit.

Leister was the director of the Air Mobility Command Museum for more than 30 years. His accomplishments include the founding of two aviation museums and the Delaware Museum Association. He served as a senior mentor for museum professionals within the USAF Heritage Program and occasionally for the Small Museum Association, which awarded him its first Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a 2008 inductee into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame.

The program is free to the public and will last about hour. No reservations are required.

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