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2017
September, 2017

Malcolm Vuksich
Dates: Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

A new exhibit honoring the contributions of Clark County, Nevada, residents to World War I opened at the Clark County Museum on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. The exhibit called “Over Here: Clark County and World War 1” chronicles the efforts of Clark County’s young community in supporting Uncle Sam during the war effort. At the time, Clark County included a collection of small towns and settlements including Searchlight, Nelson, Goodsprings, Jean, Bunkerville, St. Thomas, Mesquite, Logan, Kaolin, Sandy, Las Vegas, Arden, and Crescent. The exhibit will be in the Clark County Museum’s Heritage Gallery through Jan. 28, 2018. The museum is located ...
Contact: mvk@clarkcountynv.gov
Clarks County Museum

Henderson, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions
October, 2017

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 - Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

Partially submerged in the waters of Maryland’s Mallows Bay, this abandoned fleet includes more than 200 shipwrecks, the majority of which date to World War I. To celebrate its legacy, the Woodrow Wilson House presents a new museum exhibit that explores the Ghost Fleet’s fascinating—and scandalous—history from salvage yard to nature sanctuary. The Woodrow Wilson House is a national historic landmark and house museum that focuses on President Woodrow Wilson's "Washington Years." In 1921, after leading the nation through the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson moved to this elegant Washington home. The townhouse, located in the capital’s Embassy Row neighborhood, was ...
Contact: 202-387-4062
President Woodrow Wilson House

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions
December, 2017

Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One
Dates: Friday, December 01, 2017 - Friday, January 05, 2018

Remembering the Great War is a traveling exhibit created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives & History, with assistance from Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng and Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction: Ali Amacher, Alex Berry, Mark Hollister, Markell Houser, Young Hwang, Kelsey Lawrence, Ian Lee, Jared Long, Renee Melkerson, Rob Palmer, Will Patterson, Wyatt Renfro, Terra Rose, Yi Shao, Adriana Wardle, Yimeng Zhang, and Qianmo Zhang.
Contact: 256-233-6404
Limestone County Archives

Athens, AL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

This interactive multimedia exhibit will commemorate the centennial of US entry into World War I and focus on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors will experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers. The 6,500-square-foot exhibition will highlight approximately 500 artifacts, period photography, a trench diorama, historical film footage, educational interactive components, and video re-enactments that feature European and North Carolina soldiers and citizens to relate the stories of ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service ...
Contact: Marcie.Gordon@NCDCR.gov
North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Georgia and the Great War through World War I Posters
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Georgia and the Great War through World War I Posters Atlanta History Center
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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The exhibit focuses on Missouri in war time, exploring the aftermath of the war and the memorials created to honor those who served, including the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, now the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City. The ribbon cutting event and reception will begin at 2 p.m. on April 6, 2017.  A reception immediately following.
Contact: Tiffany Patterson, Director of the Missouri State Museum/Jefferson Landing Historic Site
Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The exhibit tells the story of Maine’s participation in the Great War through artifacts, pictures, and interpretive displays. The exhibit will feature Maine service members' uniforms from World War I, depict how the war impacted Maine, and highlights the role Maine industries played in the war effort.
Contact: Angela Goebel-Bain, Angela.Goebel-Bain@maine.gov
Maine State Museum

Augusta, ME

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Kansas and the Great War: an Exhibit in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The exhibition will feature original letters, diaries, photographs and scrapbooks telling the story of Kansans' contributions during World War I.
Contact: Caitlin Donnelly, Head of Public Services, Spencer Research Library
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Lawrence, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The exhibit features the extraordinary story of one Kansas soldier, James Clark Hughes. As a member of the U.S. Army he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe in World War I. These photographs are made public for the first time. Colonel Hughes was captured at Bataan and recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War in World War II. The exhibit displays his photographs, his diary excerpts, and his many belongings from the wars that were later donated to this museum.
Contact: Mary W. Madden, Director, Kansas Museum of History
Kansas Museum of History

Topeka, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I Traveling Exhibit
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I showcases images from the Arkansas State Archives' holdings, including original documents, photographs, posters, maps and historical objects that tell the story of Arkansas's role during World War I, at home and on the battlefields. The panels cover the chronology of the war as well as various facets of the conflict, including training troops in Arkansas, actions overseas, the Home Front, providing for the war, healthcare, and Arkansas heroes.   For more information, please visit: http://www.ark-ives.com/outreach/exhibits/traveling.aspx.
Contact: Julienne Crawford, Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas

, AR

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An exhibit at the Museum of Connecticut History
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

This exhibit will explore how Connecticut's government, industry, and citizenry responded both at home and abroad.   For more information about Connecticut's involvement in WWI and other commemoration events across the state, please visit: http://ctinworldwar1.org.
Contact: Christine Pittsley; Project Manager, Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories
Museum of Connecticut History

Hartford, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The exhibition will highlight the military service and home front experiences of African Americans from East Texas during the First World War. It displays the names of over 11,000 African American veterans who served in the war and allows visitors to learn more about service members' families and communities. The traveling exhibition will appear at multiple cities in Texas, including Huntsville, Houston, Port Arthur, Lubbock, Longview, Lufkin, and Prairie View. More venues will be added over the (American) centennial period. For more information, please visit: www.nmltx.org.
Contact: Dr. Lila Rakoczy; project director of No Man's Land
Texas

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Advertising War: Selling Americans on WWI"
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Advertising War (History Highlights, Artifact Walls, First-Floor Center) The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is proud to present "Advertising War," a new display of original wartime posters commissioned by the U.S. government. The display will explore what, at the time, was the largest advertising initiative taken by the U.S. government. Aimed at turning public opposition toward foreign entanglements into enthusiastic support for American participation in WWI, the U.S. government's Committee on Public Information and it's Division of Pictorial Policy launched a poster campaign designed to manipulate public emotion and inspire action. This advertising campaign, featuring Jame's Montgomery Flagg's Uncle Sam, proved ...
Contact: lattanzin@si.edu
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presents "John J Pershing & WWI"
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

John J. Pershing and World War One 1917-1918 (Third-Floor East, Landmark) The desk and chair from Pershing’s war room at General Headquarters in France, together with a full-size reproduction of the wall map on which he tracked troop movements, will form the new Landmark display for the museum’s third-floor east. The map will show troop locations on the western front the week before armistice was reached. Under Pershing’s command, over 4 million American soldiers helped break the stalemate in Europe and win the war for the allies.
Contact: lattanzin@si.edu
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Uniformed Women in the Great War"
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Uniformed Women and the Great War (Third-Floor East, Gateway) The new third-floor east gateway display will explore the active and largely overlooked role played by women throughout the war, both as a part of the preparedness effort before 1917 and afterwards, at home and abroad, as uniformed members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Red Cross, YMCA and Land Army, among others. In a larger historical context, the exhibit will highlight the role of uniformed women in WWI as a precursor to the women’s suffrage movement of the 1920s.
Contact: lattanzin@si.edu
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Modern Medicine and the Great War"
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Modern Medicine and the Great War (History Highlights, Artifact Wall, First-Floor Center) This display will explore the ways medicine was applied on the battlefield and highlight important wartime advances in medical science. WWI provided a testing ground for the application of new medical technologies and procedures, such as the X-ray, and, in some cases, accelerated their general acceptance or development in a much wider context. Simultaneously, wartime medical practice reflected the larger concerns and prejudices of early 20th-century America as the country coped with the ever-changing complexities of modern industrial society.
Contact: lattanzin@si.edu
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The State Historical Museum of Iowa will feature an exhibit examining the role of Iowans in World War I and the effect of the war on Iowa in the 1920s.   For more information on the State Historical Museum, please visit: www.iowaculture.gov/history/museum.
Contact: Leo Landis - State Curator, State Historical Society of Iowa; Museum Curator, State Historical Museum
State Historical Museum of Iowa

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The Iowa Gold Star Museum will display an exhibit featuring an interactive fighting trench, a refurbished 1918 Liberty truck, a German Maxim machine gun and 105-mm howitzer, and other artifacts used by Iowans in WWI.  
Contact: Mike Vogt, 515-252-4582, Michael.Vogt@iowa.gov
The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

Camp Dodge, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center will feature a Black Officers Training Exhibit exploring the history of Fort Des Moines and the training of black officers in the segregated U.S. Army during WWI.  
Contact: Jack Lufkin, 515-282-8060, Jack.Lufkin@gmail.com
Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum will also have an exhibit about those who fought in WWI including those in the Rainbow Division and how families on the home front purchased war bonds to finance the war.  
Contact: Bob Neymerer, 319-234-6357, bob.neymeyer@gmdistrict.org
Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History & Science

Waterloo, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum will feature an exhibit exploring the role of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover during WWI, covering famine relief in Europe, hospitals in England, and Herbert Hoover's role as director of the U.S. Food Administration.  
Contact: Matt Schaeffer, 319-643-5301, matthew.schaefer@nara.gov
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (Copy)

West Branch, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

World War I at the National Museum of American HistoryThe year 2017 marks the centennial of the official United States involvement in the First World War and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will commemorate this anniversary with a number of displays and programs.The Museum holds a variety of collections demonstrating the transformative history of World War I and of the United States’ participation in it. The objects and their stories help illuminate civilian participation, civil rights, volunteerism, women’s military service, minority experiences, art and visual culture, medical technological development and new technologies of war and peace. The public ...
Contact: Melinda Machado, Director, Office of Communications & Marketing, 202-633-3129
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington , DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

A special, commemorative WWI exhibit using Dayton as the lens to view WWI.
Contact: For more information, please call: (937) 293-2841
Carrillon Historical Park

Dayton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

This is an exhibit not about the First World War, rather it is an exhibit about Southeast Ohioans who supported the war effort and how the conflict affected their lives. It attempts to capture and relate the experiences of men and women from across Southeast Ohio. The First World War brought about great change to Southeast Ohio as well as the rest of the country, and even the world. It marked the end of one era, and the beginning of the next. For many Southeast Ohioans, it was the first time they were involved directly in events on a global ...
Contact: For more information, please call: (740) 592- 2280
Southeast Ohio History Center

Athens, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Display
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Experience the Great War in a new way through a special display commemorating the centennial of the United States entering World War I in 1917. Explore military uniforms and weapons, patriotic pins and other home front ephemera, souvenirs brought home from Europe by troops and volunteers and much more. Through documents and images from Ohio History Connection archival collections, see how the imagery of war changed, contrasting the bleakness of mud-spattered battlefields with the bright and vibrant posters found at home. This display is a component of the Ohio History Connection's Great Collections Experiment.
Contact: For more information, please call: (800) 686-6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

On April 6, 1917 the United States joined its allies- Britain, France and Russia- to fight in World War I. To mark that anniversary, an exhibit at The Arms Family Museum, From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I, opening on April 29th, will showcase civilian and military clothing in the Jeanne D. Tyler Costume Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit will also have a vignette on Base Hospital 31, formed by the Youngstown Hospital Association in 1917.
Contact: For more information please call: (330) 743-2589
The Arms Family Museum

Youngstown, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

Display includes uniforms, supplies, and stories of Lorain County citizens who served their country.
Contact: For more information, please call: (440) 322-3341
Lorain County Historical Society

Elyria, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017

This exhibit will spot light African American civilian and military service during World War II and explain how African American service during wartime began to advance civil rights on the home front. An intregral part of this exhibit highlights the history of African American military service from the founding of American up to World War II and will feature items from the World War I collection.
Contact: For more information, please call: (937) 376-4944
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

Wilberforce, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Spirit of Devotion: Massachusetts General Hospital and the First World War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The exhibit will take place at both the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital and in the main lobby of the hospital just 200 yards away. The museum will show a short film about the hospital’s involvement in WWI and will host several lectures on WWI (see individual event listings). The hospital lobby exhibit will be changed every few months. The hospital operated a Base Hospital in Talence, France between 1917 and 1918, and many doctors, nurses and other personnel joined other medical efforts in support of the Allied forces. The Museum is ...
Contact: mghhistory@partners.org
Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am

Dedicated in 1932, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine is both a memorial to Abraham Lincoln and a place to commemorate the life of World War I veteran Ewart Watchorn, the son of Shrine founders Robert and Alma Watchorn. On Saturday, February 4, the Shrine unveiled new exhibits focusing on the bravery of Lt. Watchorn, and the use of Abraham Lincoln's image and legacy during the Great War. The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is open Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Call (909)798-7632 for more information.
Contact: heritage@akspl.org
Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Redlands, CA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The World War is Georgia's War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The exhibit includes stories of Georgia soldiers, civilians, training camps, communities and will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world.
Contact: 912-478-4636
Georgia Southern University Museum

Statesboro, GA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

World War I was considered the war to end all wars. The war brought technological advances on and off the battlefield and produced weapons that were deadlier than ever before. Developments in engineering, chemistry, and metalworking created unmerciful conditions and saw a transition from animal power to machine power as the primary means of victory. The techniques and knowledge in the field of medicine improved and adapted to the mass destruction of war. Outside the war zone, the home front proved to be a vital artery in the war effort through its sacrifices and undying support of patriotism. In all, ...
Contact: museum@minnehahacounty.org
Old Courthouse Museum

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Missouri State Museum is commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into the Great War and Missouri's military and civilian contributions to the war effort with a new exhibit"Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War" The exhibit opens Thursday, April 6, 2017 and closes May 2020.Throughout the 3 year exhibit rotating displays will highlight the different aspects of Missouri's role in the war "over there" and what was happening here at home. The exhibit will feature the museum's extensive collection of WWI regimental flags and memorial service banners presented by Missouri counties following the war.
Contact: Katherine Owens, katherine.owens@dnr.mo.gov, DSPStateMuseum@dnr.mo.gov
Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

New York & New Yorkers in World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Through November 2018, a changing exhibit in the War Room of the Capitol Building, Albany, will highlight different aspects of how New York and New Yorkers participated in the war. The current case features the first months of World War II, in which the New York governor ordered a June 1917 census of all individuals in the state to assess war resources. This summer’s exhibit will focus on the New Yorkers who volunteered in France, before the U.S. entry into the war, with the American Field Service, as truck drivers, ambulance drivers, and administrators with the American Ambulance Hospital in ...
Contact: robyn.ryan@exec.ny.gov
New York State Capitol

Albany, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Your Country Calls: Art to Win WWI
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

One hundred years ago, American artists answered the country’s call by creating a national narrative of compelling artwork. Millions of patriotic posters were printed to communicate to a mass audience before every home had a radio or television. Your Country Calls: Art to Win World War I displays these dramatic images and bold graphics that called Americans to serve and contribute to the war effort through the power of the poster.
Contact: judyrazo@wittemuseum.org
Witte Museum

San Antonio, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:30am - 04:30pm

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it—both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war's effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society. With the most comprehensive collection of multi-format World War I holdings in the nation including those materials gathered and preserved by the Veterans History Project, the ...
Contact: www.loc.gov/exhibits
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 08:30am - 06:00pm

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering what came to be known as “The Great War” - a critical time that left a major legacy in Buffalo, the United States, and the world. This free public exhibition explores Buffalo, its people and the region’s contributions to the war effort during a globally turbulent period. Central to the exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of stunning World War I posters, which were donated in 1919 by prominent Buffalonian Edward Michael. The collection includes posters from the United States, Canada, and ...
Contact: mosherl@buffalolib.org
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library: Central Library

Buffalo, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 09:00am

This will be a permanent display of the causes of WWI and its course, focusing on the America's involvement. It starts with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, ending with the US occupation of the Rhineland. As well, there will be specific displays focusing on topics such as technological advances, the US Air Service, Tank Corps, Intervention in Russia, the US Navy and communications in the war zone. The display will use photographs, posters, costumed mannequins and text to explore the various facets of the war, with the US Army as the main focus. Museum closed on Mondays.
Contact: Kovesci.Kim@mapsairmuseum.org
MAPS Air Museum

North Canton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I Exhibit
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

“Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I” is an exhibit prepared by Dr. George Robb and will  be at the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street. Dr. Robb is a widely published historian and Newark resident, and also a professor of history at William Paterson University. This outstanding WWI exhibit, will contain historic photographs, sheet music, pamphlets, posters, and other materials from the Library’s and his personal collections.  It’s well worth seeing!  It will be available for viewing in the Main Library’s third floor gallery from April 6 throughout the rest of the year. For more information contact The Newark Historical Society at NewarkHistorySociety@verizon.net or by calling 973.376.8273.
Contact: Thomas Ankner, 973-733-7775
Newark Public Library

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Diocesan Museum Exhibit
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

The Museum of the Diocese of Peoria, IL, presents an exhibit on the Military Priests of the Diocese of Peoria (March through December 2017) at 419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria IL 61603. More info at www.cdopmuseums.org.
Contact: archives@cdop.org
The Museum of the Diocese of Peoria

Peoria, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

There Is No Greater Love
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

The Historical Museum of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria features an exhibit on the Military Chaplains of the diocese ranging from the famous priest-poet Rev. Abraham Ryan (once an assistant at St. Mary Cathedral in Peoria) up to current chaplains on duty. The display consists of detailed military chaplaincy timeline, amazing excerpts from the chaplains' letters, testimonies in their own words, photos, authentic artifacts display including a field Mass set up, Mass kits, most unique tabernacle made of torpedo casing, "news-wall" of numerous enlarged news clippings announcing the priests' leaving their parishes to go to military, stories of humbling bravery ...
Contact: archives@cdop.org
Diocesan Historical Museum

Peoria, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 09:30am - 05:00pm

April 2017 will mark the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I. New York State and its citizens played a critical role in the United States’ efforts during the conflict both on the battlefield and on the home front through industrial production as well as civic participation and debate. "A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War" will explore the Empire State's efforts during the conflict through artifacts, documents, and posters of the era from the collections of the State Museum, Library, and Archives, as well as partner organizations from across New York. For more information, ...
Contact: Aaron Noble: aaron.noble@nysed.gov
New York State Museum

Albany, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 06:00pm

This second of two collaborative exhibits will focus on the return of the troops to North Texas at the end of the war. Details are still pending. This is a community collaborative effort bringing together the following organizations: • Ben E. Keith Corporation • Friends of the Royal Flying Corps Cemetery • Frontiers of Flight Museum • Fort Worth Aviation Museum • Fort Worth Central Library • Fort Worth Jewish Archives • Fort Worth National Archives • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History • Fort Worth Stockyards Museum • Fort Worth YMCA • Historic Fort Worth • Imagination Fort Worth • Military Museum of Fort Worth • North Fort Worth Historical Society • Tarrant County ...
Contact: jhodgson@ftwaviation.com
Fort Worth Central Library

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

The grinding, mechanized nature of World War I, the first global war that involved millions of infantry combatants, has tended to render these soldiers in popular culture as faceless masses rather than individual participants with their own unique stories. In an effort surface the individual of WWI, Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War features 54 artworks produced by the AEF artist program, the first true combat artists, with 29 art photographs of stone carvings created by soldiers in underground living spaces adjacent to the trenches. These spaces were abandoned stone quarries that soldiers on all sides used, ...
Contact: Peter Jakab: jakabp@si.edu
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

World War I (1914-1918) was the modern world’s first international conflict. Total casualties exceeded 20 million, including 11 million soldiers. More than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. The Knights of Columbus was active in war relief efforts, managing highly successful fundraising drives and catering to servicemen in America and abroad through recreation centers known as army huts. The impact of World War I was felt for generations. No one during this time period was unaffected. The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war with an exhibition, "World War I: Beyond ...
Contact: museum@kofc.org
Knights of Columbus Museum

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his ...
Contact: Ren Cooper (202) 633-5062
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war's toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million. The United States, by declaration of President Woodrow Wilson, formally entered the war Apr. 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members.In addition to Knights who served on the battlefield as soldiers, the ...
Contact: Kathy Cogan, 203-752-4630
Knights of Columbus Museum

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war's toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million. The United States formally entered the war April 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members. The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war with ...
Contact: mailto:museum@kofc.org
Knights of Columbus Museum

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

This exhibit shares some of the stories of Alexandrians during the war: their feelings about this nearly-incomprehensible world tragedy, their early efforts to help, and their more active participation in the American war effort after April, 1917. Many of us have ancestors who lived through this conflict and participated in some way, and the museum staff hopes this exhibition provides a renewed interest in and appreciation for their struggles and sacrifices, as well as the new role they helped to create for the United States on the world stage. Exhibit includes rare Lusitania artifacts, period weapons, and archival video.
Contact: jim.mackay@alexandriava.gov
The Lyceum -Alexandria's History Museum

Alexandria, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

"Loyalty and Dissent" Brown County and World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

The new Brown County Historical Society exhibit, Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I, tells a local story with national implications. When the United States declared war in April 1917, more than half of Brown County residents were first or second generation Germans. Even today, based on the U.S. Census, it is the most German city in the United States. The German language could be heard in country schools, local stores, and around the county’s many saloons. Then, suddenly, Germany – the homeland – was the enemy, and young men and women were called to arms to fight ...
Contact: (507) 233-2616
Brown County Historical Society

New Ulm, MN

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I and the Visual Arts
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

Organized to commemorate the centennial of World War I, this exhibition will focus on the impact of the war on the visual arts. Moving chronologically from its outbreak to the decade after the armistice, World War I and the Visual Arts will highlight the diverse ways in which artists both reacted to and represented the horrors of modern warfare. The works on view will reflect a variety of responses, ranging from nationalist enthusiasm to more somber reflections on the carnage and mass devastation that resulted from the war. The exhibition is made possible by The Schiff Foundation.Drawn mainly from the collection of The ...
Contact: 212-535-7710
Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Twice within 25 years the Fredericksburg Area mobilized for war. Local men and women “shipped out,” while thousands of soldiers descended on nearby military bases. The World Wars touch every family and every aspect of life in Fredericksburg. This exhibit tells the story of those that lived through these wars, and those that never returned.
Contact: mjohnson@famcc.org
Fredericksburg Area Museum

Fredericksburg, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:30am - 05:00pm

An Exhibit presented by the American Numismatic Association Money Museum. This exhibit will cover the history of World War I as illustrated through medals, decorations, coins and paper currency. Themes will include economics, technology, propaganda, commemoration, and remembrance, all of which can be discussed using numismatic items. The exhibit will also feature other objects related to the war, including trench art, posters, uniforms, video and interactive elements such as a recreation of a trench. The Money Museum is open to the public from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Contact: mudd@money.org
Edward C. Rochette Money Museum

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Over Here, Over There
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

In April 2017, the MacArthur Memorial will open a new special exhibit entitled "Over Here, Over There". This new exhibit will examine the causes of the U.S. entry into World War I, wartime propaganda, the social fabric of America, the American Expeditionary Force (training, preparations and collaboration with Allied forces) and major campaigns fought by the A.E.F. The exhibit will also discuss the American homefront, including local efforts in the Hampton Roads area. "Over Here, Over There" will be on display at the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center, April 8, 2017-December 30, 2018. For more information, visit: www.macarthurmemorial.org
Contact: amanda.williams@norfolk.gov
The MacArthur Memorial Museum

Norfolk, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00pm - 05:00pm

Over 25 combat uniforms of the Western Front are on display.
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00pm - 09:00pm

Museum Exhibit opens at Noon April 6, 2017 and will run through Memorial Day 2019 will look at Virginia Military Units in the Great War through original uniforms, flags, documents and artifacts. In addition there will be additional photographs and artifacts related to Virginia in WWI on temporary display for the anniversary of America's entry into the War.
Contact: Christopher Garcia, cgarcia@nnva.gov
Virginia War Museum

Newport, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

The Wyoming Veterans Museum will open a major exhibit in the Kading Gallery, from April 6, 2017 to November 11, 2018, commemorating Wyoming's role in the Great War, 1917-1919.
Contact: douglas.cubbison@wyo.gov
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

Casper, WY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 09:00am - 04:45pm

On the eve of World War I, President (and former Governor of New Jersey) Woodrow Wilson faced the difficult task of transforming the American people into a pro-war populace willing to make supreme sacrifices for the country. Replete with patriotic images and rhetoric, posters used the power of illustration art to raise money for the war effort and induce a changing American mindset towards war. Whereas posters formed a chief source of propaganda on the home front, military flags served a similar purpose on the battlefront. Once overseas, the American Expeditionary Force used the patriotic form of the flag – a ...
Contact: Nicholas Ciotola - nicholas.ciotola@sos.nj.gov
New Jersey State Museum

Trenton, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

Liberty Hall Museum will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering with World War I with an exhibit entitled, “Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War”, in which the museum will look at the service of Captain John Kean, his brother Congressman, Robert W. Kean, as well as their three Roosevelt cousins, George, John and Philip. The exhibit, using firsthand accounts from their letters and postcards sent home, as well as, photographs and personal objects, will allow visitors to walk in their footsteps as they were sent off to basic training in 1917 to fighting overseas ...
Contact: libertyhall@kean.edu
Liberty Hall Museum

Union, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Experience New Jersey's World War One history through music, armaments, uniforms and other artifacts. 
Contact: Maribel Jusino-Iturralde, maribel@jerseyhistory.org
New Jersey Historical Society

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Experience New Jersey's World War One history through music, armaments, uniforms and other artifacts. 
Contact: Maribel Jusino-Iturralde, maribel@jerseyhistory.org
New Jersey Historical Society

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Centennial: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 02:00pm - 07:00pm

The Hoboken Historical Museum opens a new exhibit that focuses on how the city and its residents were transformed after the United States entered World War I. "World War I Centennial: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken," which runs through December 23, will feature silent films of soldiers at the Hoboken port. It will also show government posters meant to promote the local draft registration and urge people at home to buy war bonds, conserve resources and help with the war effort. During that time, Hoboken became the main port for the U.S. Expeditionary Forces headed to Europe. In addition, personal photographs, letters, uniforms ...
Contact: www.hobokenmuseum.org
Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Webinar: Charles Hamilton Houston and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Webinar: Charles Hamilton Houston and World War I  Before Charles Hamilton Houston became the chief attorney for the NAACP and a mentor to Thurgood Marshall, he was a young officer serving in a segregated military during World War I. Ryan Reft, a historian in the Manuscript Division, will discuss Houston’s wartime experiences and their influence on his later work. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov. Register here.
Contact: exhibits@loc.gov
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Other

With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00pm - 04:00pm

The City of Aurora’s Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum and the Aurora Historical Society are proud to present “With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War”, on display in the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506, from May 29, 2017-January 6, 2018. This temporary exhibit explores the experiences of those living in Aurora, IL and those from Aurora who served overseas, as recorded in the memorial book "With the Colors From Aurora", which was published in 1919. The exhibit features excellent examples of World War I weaponry, military ...
Contact: Erin Howard, ehoward@aurora-il.org
David L. Pierce Art and History Center

Aurora, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Meeting
Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Wednesday, December 13 Atlanta History Center McElreath Hall, Draper Members Room 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta
Contact:
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: News and Media

Profs & Pints: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm

Profs and Pints presents: "The Christmas Truce of 1914," with Mark Facknitz, professor emeritus of English at James Madison University and member of the World War I Centennial Commission's historical advisory board. (Tickets $10)By the winter of 1914 it had become clear that "the Great War," underway since that July, would not end quickly or easily for anyone involved. But on Christmas Eve, the ruthless guns of the Western Front fell silent, and the British troops heard a much more comforting sound: strains of "Stille Nacht," or Silent Night, rising from the trenches of their German enemies. Soon candles appeared ...
Contact: profsandpints@hotmail.com
The Bier Baron Tavern

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Kentucky's Flying Aces
Dates: Friday, December 15, 2017

January 2016 – Aviation Museum: Lexington, KY The Aviation Museum of Kentucky has a display on aviation fighter “aces” from Kentucky.  These pilots shot down at least five of the enemy to earn this description. There is also a presentation on these pilots, which we have presented as an outreach program for the museum.  There is also an aircraft restorer in the state that has a flying Curtiss “Jenny”, one of the very, very few that flies, and a type of plane that was one of the few American-built aircraft that had an effect on the aviation portion of the ...
Contact: jrm@aviationky.org
Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Wearths Across America
Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2017 08:00am - 11:59am

Wreaths Across America at the Riverside National Cemetery For more information visit https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=19202&relate=15542 or http://sq45.cawgcap.org/ Riverside National Cemetery is the final resting spot to over 325,000 men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. This holiday season, Civil Air Patrol Squadron 45, would like to remember and honor these heroes with Wreaths Across America. Their goal is to place 20,000 wreaths at this cemetery on December 16, 2017 during the Nation Wide Remembrance Ceremony.
Contact: Capt. Taylor at richvic2001@yahoo.com
Riverside National Cemetery

Riverside, CA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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