On the eve of the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I (1914-1918), Alan Price, a Wharton scholar and humanities researcher, will tell the story of three important American war charities in France and the dress of their leaders: Edith Wharton, Nina Duryea, and Isabel Lathrop.

The lecture, titled "What They Wore to War: Dressing American Relief Workers in the Great War," will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St.

The lecture was born out of Price’s book, "The End of the Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton and the First World War," and marks the beginning of The Mount’s four-year acknowledgment of this significant anniversary.

The Mount is further highlighting Wharton’s war work in the exhibit "Edith Wharton and the First World War," open through Oct. 31. Price consulted on the project.

Information: EdithWharton.org.