Museum Poppy Project

Poppies have been representative of war remembrance since the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” referred to fields of poppies in its first lines.

The Brick Store Museum’s current exhibition “From the Kennebunks to the Argonne Forest: The Great War that Changed America” celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice in 1918.

In addition to the exhibition, the Museum presents an outdoor installation inspired by the Tower of London’s 2014 display. The poppies in the display are made of metal and are weather-resistant, and will begin to be installed in June, running through November.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. Yeoman Warder John Donald walks throught the ceramic poppy field. Photograph: Rosie HallamBlood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.
Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Over 100 individuals and families have honored a loved one with a poppy in the installation! Below are their stories:

Honorees:

David Farr, my father

Donald Blake Webster, father-in-law

Doris S. Jackson

Jada, my dog

Ralph H. Jackson

Richard Lancaster, killed in Vietnam War

Wesley Motley Angle, grandfather

William Peppard, killed WWII

William Schuster


Click here to learn how YOU can sponsor a poppy in the installation!