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Signature event badge 350Featured: Virginia International Tattoo

Thursday April 27th through Sunday April 30th in Norfolk Virginia’s Scope Arena.

Over 1,000 performers from all over the world in a display of military bands, drill teams, massed pipes and drums, Celtic dancers, choirs, and more. It is the largest tattoo in the United States, drawing an audience of over 40,000 people each year.

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North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

Kentucky's Flying Aces
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Laurel’s WWI: From Here to Over There
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017

Drawing back the curtain on long-forgotten Laurel soldiers, men stationed at Camp Laurel, Red Cross knitting sessions, and dances at the former cotton mill, The Laurel Historical Society’s newest exhibit: Laurel’s WW1:  From Here to Over There opens Sunday, February 5, 2017. Focusing on individuals, the exhibit explores the impact of this cataclysmic world event on Laurel and its citizens. More than 230 soldiers with ties to Laurel, including two women, have been identified as participating in the war. 116,000 Americans died during WWI, including five from the Laurel area. Artifacts, including WW1 posters, a uniform, minutes from the City of Laurel and Laurel ...
Contact: Karen Lubieniecki: karenlub2@gmail.com www.laurelhistoricalsociety. org
Laurel Historical Society

Laurel, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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 COLUMBUS MUSEUM COMMEMORATES WWI CENTENNIAL WITH EXHIBITION OPENING
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017

COLUMBUS, GA- In coincidence with the national effort to commemorate the United States’ entry into World War I,The Columbus Museum will present a week of events related to the exhibition “From Flying Aces to Army Boots: WorldWar I and the Chattahoochee Valley.” The opening celebration will begin March 14, with an artist meet and greet and theAnnual Rothschild Distinguished Speaker Series, and continue with Third Thursday program, March 16. The exhibitionopens to the public March 15 during regular Museum hours in the third floor galleries and will remain open throughAugust 27. This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Columbus Cultural ...
Contact: 706.748.2562
The Columbus Museum

Columbus, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I Traveling Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Winds and Words of War: a Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017

This exhibit will display 40 vintage propaganda prints and posters from the Library’s Texana Collection. In 2018, they will travel to the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France. These posters contained iconic images that propelled the country into the war. Dates and locations: San Antonio, Texas, United States Fort Sam Houston, Spring 2016 Lackland Air Force Base, Summer 2016 Bexar County Court House, Fall 2016 Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion, Winter 2016-2017 Museum of the Kennedy'sBerlin, March 16 –May 7, 2017Justus Liebig Haus MuseumCity of Darmstadt, GermanyMay 19-June 26th, 2017Wiltshire MuseumDevizes, United KingdomNovember 1, 2017-April 30th, 2018Franco Americain MuseumChateau de Blerancourt, FranceJune 1- August 30, ...
Contact: Allison Hays Lane, exhibit curator
Texas

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Winds and Words of War: a Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017

This exhibit will display 40 vintage propaganda prints and posters from the Library’s Texana Collection. In 2018, they will travel to the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France. These posters contained iconic images that propelled the country into the war. Dates and locations: San Antonio, Texas, United States Fort Sam Houston, Spring 2016 Lackland Air Force Base, Summer 2016 Bexar County Court House, Fall 2016 Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion, Winter 2016-2017 Museum of the Kennedy'sBerlin, March 16 –May 7, 2017Justus Liebig Haus MuseumCity of Darmstadt, GermanyMay 19-June 26th, 2017Wiltshire MuseumDevizes, United KingdomNovember 1, 2017-April 30th, 2018Franco Americain MuseumChateau de Blerancourt, FranceJune 1- August 30, ...
Contact: Allison Hays Lane, exhibit curator
Texas

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

To Conquer or Submit? America Views the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017

To Conquer or Submit? America Views the Great War Runs from March 30, 2017 to October 28, 2017Americans relied on printed images to understand World War I before and after the US entered the war in April 1917. Their understanding of Germany as an enemy was shaped by propaganda maps and posters, while newspaper maps helped them follow the war's battles. In Europe, maps of the trench systems and of the Western Front were vital to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces. This exhibition commemorates and explores American participation in the Great War—the "War to End All Wars"—with a sample ...
Contact: http://www.oshermaps.org/contact-us
Osher Map Library

Portland, ME

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Spirit of Devotion: Massachusetts General Hospital and the First World War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Over Here and Over There: The United States, Florida, and World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

This special WWI exhibit features two traveling photo exhibits from the National Archives that depict perspectives of those on the American home front and those Americans serving overseas.The exhibit also highlights Florida's role in the Great War and explores the part that Floridians played in the war effort. Special activities for children include airplane making, ship camouflaging and reading stations. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/FloridaHistoricCapitolMuseum/about/
Contact: Barton.lisa@flhistoriccapitol.gov

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

World War: America and the Creation of a Superpower
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 04:00pm

The exhibit, which is aligned with the 100th anniversary of the U.S.’s entry into WWI in 1917 and the 75th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WWII in 1941, will be on display from August 31, 2016--June 23, 2017. The exhibit examines the way these wars have defined the country’s place in the world. Featured objects include propaganda posters from the Sullivan Museum’s own collection, on loan from the Robert Hull Fleming Museum of Art & Anthropology in Burlington, and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago. These posters offer a fascinating look into how war objectives were communicated to the ...
Contact: Lindsay Lord: llord@norwich.edu
Norwich University

Northfield, VT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Over Here and Over There: an Exhibit on Florida in World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

This exhibit features two traveling photo exhibits from the National Archives—Over Here (on display 26 January to 16 March) and Over There (on display 6 April to 21 May)—that depict perspectives of those on the American home front and those Americans serving overseas. The exhibit also highlights Florida’s role in the Great War and explores the part that Floridians played in the war effort with special activities for children such as airplane making, ship camouflaging, and reading stations.
Contact: Sunset.michelle@flhistoriccapitol.gov
Florida Historic Capitol Museum (Copy)

Tallahassee, FL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The World War is Georgia's War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

James Rogers McConnell Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia hosts an exhibit of James Rogers McConnell memorabilia from March 3 through early June 2017. Mr. McConnell, a UVA student from 1907-1910, was one of the original American pilots in the Lafayette Escadrille in France. Mr. McConnell died in aerial combat with two German planes, above the Somme battlefields, near the village of Flavy-le-Martel, Aisne, on March 19, 1917. The Aviator statue on the Grounds of the University, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, was dedicated in Mr. McConnell’s honor in June 1919. The exhibit tells the story of ...
Contact: kevans@virginia.edu
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVA

Charlottesville, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Stories from the Great War: VPI Men in the Service of their Country, 1917-1918
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Between April 1917 and November 1918, around 1,000 students and alumni from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) served their country during World War One.  VPI students and alumni were among some of the first soldiers to arrive in France during the spring of 1918, almost a year after the United States declared war on Germany. “VPI men” fought in all three major American offensives on the Western Front in France- the Aisne-Marne Offensive, the Battle of St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. “Stories from the Great War: VPI Men in the Service of Their Country, 1917-1918” tells the stories of nine VPI alumni ...
Contact: Daniel Newcomb, danieln1@vt.edu
Virginia Tech Newman Library

Blacksburg, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Over There: World War I Posters of the U.S. Navy
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The National Museum of the United States Navy presents a special exhibit in commemoration of the World War I centennial. “Over There: World War I Posters of the U.S. Navy” features more than twenty posters that were used for recruitment, support, propaganda, and advertising and brought forth the ideas and values of a nation.  After political events and attacks on our interests, the United States entered the war in 1917. Recruitment was essential for maintaining a fighting force. The call to arms promoted patriotism, a willingness to serve, advancement in education or travel opportunities. During World War I, all of these ...
Contact: Moneé Cottman, monee.cottman@navy.mil, museumnews@navy.mil (main contact)
National Museum of the United States Navy

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Northwestern Remembers the First World War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

March 27 - June 16, 2017Exhibit One hundred years after the U.S. entry into World War I, the Northwestern University Libraries look back at how the war shook this campus — and remember the faculty and students who sacrificed all for their country. In addition to artifacts commemorating fallen students and a series of wartime posters by the U.S. government, this exhibit includes a special focus on Northwestern’s own Base Hospital 12, a deployment of doctors and nurses drawn from the University and the Chicagoland area. The exhibit in the Libraries is accompanied by an online exhibit, which can be viewed here:http://sites.northwestern.edu/ww1/
Contact: archives@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University Deering & University Libraries

Evanston, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

2016-17 Common Experience
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Common Experience at Texas State University is a yearlong initiative that cultivates a conversation on a theme, enhancing student participation and fostering a sense of community throughout the campus and beyond. The 2016-17 theme is "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917."
Contact: Twister Marquiss, twister@txstate.edu
Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

 

Category: Other

Newspaper Article
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

To read the article, "A nearly hidden memorial," please visit: http://www.heraldbulletin.com/community/a-nearly-hidden-memorial/article_f33fd9da-ec88-502c-b2d8-dfc3815ba752.html.
Contact: Stephen T. Jackson, stj43@comcast.net
Anderson

Anderson, IN

 

Category: Other

“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” exhibit at the Library of Congress
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 08:30am - 04:30pm

“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” Exhibition First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" features fine prints, drawings, cartoons, posters and photographs from the Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division. The works on display reflect the focus of wartime art on patriotic and propaganda messages—by government-supported as well as independent and commercial artists. Located in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., the exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, ...
Contact: https://www.loc.gov/
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will exhibit selections from the extensive collection of original World War I posters at the Pennsylvania State Archives to commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I. The Museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. On Sundays, the Museum opens at noon.
Contact: Beth Hager: bhager@pa.gov
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

This exhibit explores the work of many "soldier poets," from World War I, whose aesthetically rich and haunting verse often sits uncomfortably alongside popular ballads, songs, and toasts that attempt to sustain, or gently mock, the romanticized ideals of heroic self-sacrifice for the nation's glory. In between these opposed perspectives, we find responses to the war, both critical and laudatory, from poets who did not enlist, including women on the home front and those in active service as nurses. To set these perspectives in context, we include sections on visual images of war, particularly photography and poets' responses to this ...
Contact: jaimi.parker@unt.edu
University of North Texas Willis Library

Denton, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

William C. Gorgas and the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

Opening March 4th, 2017, "William C. Gorgas and the Great War" offers an exciting glimpse into the experience of Alabamians in the global conflict. In addition to detailing the life and impact of Gorgas, renowned physician and surgeon general, the exhibit delved into the lives of soldiers and students affected by the war. Important topics include Camp Sheridan and the lauded 167th division.Exhibit opening reception free to the public.For more information please visit www.gorgashouse.ua.edu
Contact: Lydia Joffray lydia.joffray@ua.edu (205)348-5906
Gorgas House Museum

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Called to Serve: Morristown and Morris Township and World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am

Morristown and Morris Township Library (1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-3473, http://www.jfpl.org) North Jersey History and Genealogy Center presents Called to Serve: Morristown and Morris Township and World War I. The exhibit will be on display from April 5, 2017 through August 14 2017 in the library’s second floor Kirby Gallery. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of World War I, The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center presents an exhibit from our library’s collections. On April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War I by declaring war on Germany. German U-Boat attacks against unarmed vessels carrying American citizens and evidence ...
Contact: James Lewis, james.lewis@mainlib.org
Morristown and Morris Township Library

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Monmouth University WWI Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

Join us for the opening of a WWI Exhibit curated by the Monmouth University Department of History and Anthropology’s Spring 2017 Museums and Archives Management Basics Students! The opening will take place starting at 5pm on Thursday, April 13 at the Guggenheim Library on our campus. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit opening will be followed by author Geoff Dyer’s 7pm talk at Pollak Theatre. Mr. Dyer is the author of several books, including The Missing of the Somme Contact Professor Melissa Ziobro for more information: mziobro@monmouth.edu. For updates, follow the Department on social media at https://www.facebook.com/MUHistoryAndAnthropology/. For library parking infromation, see http://library.monmouth.edu/main/content/parking-directions.
Contact: Melissa Ziobro, mziobro@monmouth.edu
Guggenheim Library, Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

Embassy of Canada: Canada Remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the WWI Battle of Vimy Bridge, which began on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917.  Regiments from coast to coast saw action together in a distinctly Canadian triumph, helping create a new and stronger sense of Canadian identity.  Canada's military achievements during the war raised Canada's international stature and helped earn the nation become a signatory of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending the First World War.  The exhibit tells the personal stories of the men and women who experienced firsthand a nation-defining moment in Canadian history during World War I.  Included in the exhibit ...
Contact: Jo-Ann Neuhaus, jo-ann@pennquarter.org
Embassy of Canada

Washington, DC

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

"World War I in Belgium" Exhibit at the Atlanta History Museum
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

Exhibit on World War I in Belgium, Atlanta History Center
Contact:
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Georgia

New Jersey World War I Road Show
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

World War I reshaped the United States and the world, and New Jersey played a significant role both before and after the U.S. officially entered the conflict.  As part of a nationwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey State Archives, New Jersey State Museum, Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation will present a New Jersey World War I Family Treasures Festival on April 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Bishop Building in Toms River, New ...
Contact: newjersey@worldwar1centennial.org
Bishop Building

Toms River, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

1917: How One Year Changed the World
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

"1917: How One Year Changed the World," co-organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York, will look back 100 years to explore how the dramatic events of a single year brought about fundamental changes in American politics and culture that reverberated throughout the world and still impact us today. "1917" is the first exhibition to demonstrate how three key events of that year — America's entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the signing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for ...
Contact: nmajh-events@nmajh.org
National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Cherokee County History Museum WWI Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Cherokee County History Museum WWI ExhibitDate: January – April 30, 2017Time: Wed. – Fri from 10 to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m.Place: Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center           100 North Street           Canton, GA
Contact: 770.345.3288
Cherokee County History Museum

Canton, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

1917: How One Year Changed the World
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

1917: How One Year Changed the World looks back 100 years to explore how three key events of 1917 - America’s entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the issuing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine - brought about political, cultural, and social changes that dramatically reshaped the United States’ role in the world and provoked its most stringent immigration quotas to date. The exhibition examines this consequential year through the eyes of American Jews, who experienced these events both as Americans and as part of an international ...
Contact: 215-923-3811
National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Michigan in WW1
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Michigan in WW1 Join the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society in marking the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War One.On Saturday, April 8th, the museum will open a new exhibit on “Michigan in WWI”. The exhibit will feature displays discussing the background of the war, Michigan units and bases, home front and war production. The exhibit will be open until September 2017.
Contact: Chris Causley ph (586) 872-2581 or info@mimths.org
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

The Great Crusade: World War I and the Legacy of the American Revolution
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

The United States entered World War I to defend freedom and democracy against tyranny and oppression, inspired by the ideals of the American Revolution and the memory of the Revolutionary War. The war transformed the nation's political and cultural relationship with Europe and shaped a new determination to spread the principles of the American Revolution around the world. The Great Crusade features materials illustrating the connection between the Revolution and World War I drawn from the Society's collections, including posters, sheet music, and recordings as well as other printed works, art, and artifacts.
Contact: Kendall Casey, kcasey@societyofthecincinnati.org; admin@societyofthecincinnati.org (main contact)
Anderson House - American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WW1 America
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

The World War I era—1914 to 1919—was a transformational time for America. The nation emerged as a confident global superpower while deep divisions and conflict at home threatened to tear the nation apart.  This major new exhibit created by the Minnesota Historical Society opens during the centennial of America's involvement in WW1. Through original artifacts, images, voices, music, interactives and multimedia, WW1 America tells the extraordinary stories of Americans during a transformational era in our history.
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI Remembrance of Legacy Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00am

The Library Company of Burlington will join many other libraries throughout New Jersey, exhibiting various aspects of World War I as the nation commemorates the Centennial of World War I. While exhibit space is somewhat limited at the Library Company, historian Erik L. Burro and Library Director, Sharon Vincz, decided to honor the American Doughboy, in a photo tribute to those who contributed to the ultimate victory “over there”. The images in the series will be derived from the photographic survey Erik Burro had recently completed of the major WWI monuments around the state and within the Delaware Valley. Librarian ...
Contact: Sharon Vincz, 609-386-1273 or Erik Burro, 609-387-3636
The Library Company of Burlington

Burlington, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here, Over There
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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: Friday, April 28, 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: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Michigan

The Great War: Kentucky and Beyond
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 05:00pm

"The Great War: Kentucky and Beyond" exhibit at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, Kentucky, commemorates the Centennial of WWI and explores Kentuckians' role from local to international perspectives. The exhibit is curated by Margaret Spratt, Ph.D. The exhibit is on display through October 1st and includes free admission for all veterans thanks to the Kentucky Veterans Trust Fund.
Contact: hopewellmuseum@yahoo.com
Hopewell Museum

Paris, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Friday, April 28, 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

How World War1 Changed Richmond
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm

World War I Exhibit – How World War I Changed Richmond DATES:  March 11– June 30, 2017 Richmond Museum of History 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94802 Open: 1–4pm Wednesday through Sunday Fees: Adults is $5 or Seniors/Students $3, Children are FREE! Public Programs: Karen English, April 8, 2pm, Poetry of World War I Susan Anderson, June 3, 2pm, World War I, Resistance and the New Negro in California
Contact: 510-235-7387
Richmond Museum of History

Richmond, CA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions, California, Education

Over There, Over Here: Americans in World War I
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 06:30pm - 08:30pm

Over There, Over Here: Americans and WWIMain Library, every Tuesday, April 11-May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.World War I was a defining moment in the twentieth century, changing the global balance of power and setting the course for future struggles. With no intention of becoming involved, the United States government declared neutrality for more than two-and-a-half years. By the time the US entered the war in April 1917, massive political changes had taken place in Europe and the Middle East, soon leading to changes in the US as well. Over There, Over Here: Americans and World War I examines how, at home ...
Contact: None
Louisville Free Public Library

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Education

Virginia International Tattoo
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2017 07:30pm

Established in 1997, the Virginia International Tattoo is an annual celebration of patriotism and international goodwill. Every year, the Tattoo welcomes over 1,000 performers from all over the world in a display of military bands, drill teams, massed pipes and drums, Celtic dancers, choirs, and more. It is the largest tattoo in the United States, drawing an audience of over 40,000 people each year, and was named in 2016 as American Bus Association’s Top Event in the United States. The theme of the 2017 Virginia International Tattoo is: Centennial: 1917-2017 100 years from America’s entry into WWI and the founding of the ...
Contact: jhafner@vafest.org
Scope Arena

Norfolk, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Signature Events, Commission Endorsed Event

WWI Commemoration / Movie and Tours!
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Saturday the 29th: Museum tours and roving interpretation Morning speaker, The Bonus Army Afternoon Speaker / The WWI 28th Div. Shrine Sunday the 30th: WWI Movie, "The Battle of the Somme" (or other appropriate films) Museum tours and roving interpretation
Contact: tgum@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Remembering South Boston's WW1 Heroes
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00am - 01:00pm

About The Event Please join the South Boston WWI Commemoration Committee, honored guests, speakers, WWI Gold Star family relatives and the general public as we commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by over 100 South Bostonians during the Great War. These men are memorialized by gold-toned portraits commissioned by Mayor James Michael Curley and the City of Boston. They were first dedicated in 1932 at South Boston High School (now named Excel High School), where they still exist today and can be viewed at the ceremony. We will have an outdoor exhibition at 10:00 followed by an 11:00 indoor ceremony to consist of several speakers followed by ...
Contact: Mary Ryan SouthBostonWW1@gmail.com
Remembering South Boston's WW1 Heroes

South Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Remembering South Boston's WWI Heroes
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

Please join the South Boston WWI Commemoration Committee, honored guests, speakers, WWI Gold Star family relatives and the general public as we commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by over 100 South Bostonians during the Great War. These men are memorialized by gold-toned portraits commissioned by Mayor James Michael Curley and the City of Boston. They were first dedicated in 1932 at South Boston High School (now named Excel High School), where they still exist today and can be viewed at the ceremony.  We will have an outdoor exhibition followed by an indoor ceremony to consist of several speakers followed by a ...
Contact: southbostonwwi@gmail.com
Excel High School

South Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Legacies and Markers
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Legacies and Markers, with Gene Hough.  Mr Hough will explain why it's important to learn about our local history, and the importance of preserving and protecting our monuments and historic sites. -  Gene Hough is the Co-Founder and Monument Education/Preservation Field Specialist for the Saving Hallowed Ground Program. He is from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and holds degrees in Health and Special Education and Policy and Planning and certificate training in multiple uses of conservation products and materials. Having lived and studied abroad in his earlier years, Eugene continues to travel and whenever possible, shares his message of the importance of monument ...
Contact: 215-230-7610
The Doylestown Bookshop

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Education

A Taste of the Trenches
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 03:00pm - 06:00pm

A Taste of the Trenches A Michigan World War One Centennial Event Featuring Cocktails, Food Samples and Entertainment of World War One April 29,2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Including Two One Hour Performances by "The Dugouts"    Period Attire is Absolutely Welcome But Not Required!   Tickets: $25 per Couple ( 2 Museum Admissions, 6 Cocktails & 6 Food Samples) or $15 per Person ( 1 Museum Admissions, 3 Cocktails & 3 Food Samples) Michigan Military Heritage Museum 153 N.Union St. Grass Lake, MI 49240  Ph 517 926 6696
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions, Education

His Home Over There: YMCA and WWI at Home and Abroad
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 03:00pm - 04:00pm

His Home Over There: YMCA and WWI at Home and Abroad by Dr. John Marks The talk will examine the role of the YMCA in supporting the war effort at home and abroad during World War I. In an age before the USO and other military support organizations, the YMCA played a crucial role in providing goods, services, and guidance to United States soldiers before, during, and after their deployment to the Great War. This talk explores the history of the YMCA as it relates to WWI, taking a close look at the way the organization played a crucial role in ...
Contact: For more information see www.doylestownhistorical.org
The Doylestown Bookshop

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Education

World War I Soldier One Man Show
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 03:00pm - 04:00pm

George Reinke will appear as a World War I American Soldier. He will discuss trench warfare along with a display of military artifacts from the Great War. This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contact: reference@molinelibrary.org
Moline Public Library

Moline, IL

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WW1 Era Music by the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 04:00pm - 05:00pm

Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society will perform songs that were popular during the WW1 era, as well as those that were composed and associated with the Great War 215-230-7610  
Contact: mail@doylestownbookshop.com
The Doylestown Bookshop

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

1917: World War, Women's Rights, and Weaponry Sciences Exhibit
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Morris County Historical Society offers a provocative exhibit highlighting The Great War’s impact on Morris County. The new exhibit 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences, displayed throughout Acorn Hall, will be available from Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Stories of Morris County’s brave men and women during the WWI era will be complimented by authentic WWI uniforms, weaponry and militaria, period clothing, and ephemera. Focusing on sacrifices of Morris County residents, the exhibit honors the men and women who gave their ...
Contact: 973-267-3465
Morris County Historical Society

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

"IN FLANDERS FIELDS" Event
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00pm - 01:00pm

At noon on April 30, 2017, in Washington DC's Pershing Park, there will be a ceremony to commemorate Lt. Col. John McCrae’s timeless poem “In Flanders Fields” and support veterans and their families. This 3rd Annual event will be sponsored by the "In Flanders Field" Fund, a non-profit organization created at the centennial of the poem. The Fund hopes to keep the poem's message alive through education and inclusion, while delivering on its directive to continue making the world a better place. McCrae’s poem immortalized the fear and mystery of a life lived in the face of destruction. His clarion call to carry ...
Contact: info@inflandersfields.org
Pershing Park

Washington , DC

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

"1917: World War, Women's Rights, and Weaponry Sciences" Exhibit at the Morris County Historical Society
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Morris County Historical Society offers a provocative exhibit highlighting The Great War’s impact on Morris County. The new exhibit "1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences", displayed throughout Acorn Hall, will be available from Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Acorn Hall is located at 68 Morris Ave. in Morristown, NJ. Stories of Morris County’s brave men and women during the WWI era will be complimented by authentic WWI uniforms, weaponry and militaria, period clothing, and ephemera. Focusing on sacrifices of Morris County ...
Contact: MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com
Morris County Historical Society

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Millville and World War I: A Time for Remembrance & Commemoration
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm

The Millville Historical Society is honored to present a special exhibit of primary source materials featuring Millville during the Great War, including vintage photographs, newspaper articles and artifacts. A biographical sketch along with a photograph of each Millville boy who lost their life while in service of their country during World War I is the main focus of the exhibit. Visitors will be able to create a special poppy in honor of the men who died and place the poppy on the Wall of Remembrance.  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission/Department of State and the ...
Contact: Linda Hruza-Jones, Lhruzajones@comcast.net
Millville Historical Society

Millville, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Occurring during the First World War, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, known as the "Spanish Flu," was one of the most severe outbreaks of the 20th Century. Educator Jennifer Harmsen will examine the impact of the pandemic on New Jersey and the response by the local communities.  Jennifer Harmsen has over 25 years of experience teaching history. She earned a master's degree in education from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree in communications from Northwestern University. Subsequently, she acquired masters' degrees in history and educational leadership. She is the author of the paper, Death Unspoken: The Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in ...
Contact: Register at 732-745-3030 ext. 310
East Jersey Old Town Village

Piscataway, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education
May, 2017

Lecture and reception on the Centennial of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 06:00pm

Lecture and reception on the Centennial of World War I Featured speaker:  Dr. Monique Seefried of Atlanta, member of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission Location:  National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning Lecture at 6 p.m. with reception to follow
Contact: 706-255-6046
Fort Benning

Fort Benning, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Museum After Hours: Maj. Gen. Enoch Crowder
Dates: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Maj. Gen. Enoch Crowder, a Missouri native, came to national attention during the First World War. Born in Endingburg, Mo., Crowder graduated from West Point in 1881. When the U.S. entered World War I in April of 1917, Crowder helped write the Selective Service Act. He then directed the Selective Service and oversaw the draft. Jeremy Amick will present on Crowder’s work and legacy.  The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol.  The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month. ...
Contact: Katherine Owens, katherine.owens@dnr.mo.gov, DSPStateMuseum@dnr.mo.gov
Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Other

Splash of History Lecture: WWI Comes Alive Through Artifacts
Dates: Thursday, May 04, 2017 06:30pm - 07:30pm

The first of our 2017 Splashes of History Lecture series covering WWI topics. WWI historian, reenactor and battlefield tour guide Randy Gaulke will present items from his personal collection that he describes as "uncommon" and "lesser-known". For example - did you know that peach pits were used in the filters of gas masks? Wine and refreshments served. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.
Contact: Marie Salthouse, programs@theredmill.org
The Red Mill Museum Village

Clinton, NJ

 

Category: Other

Auburn Univ & Lewis Ch DAR WWI Program, Eufaula, AL
Dates: Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

In association with Auburn University (Dr. Mark Wilson, Ph.D., Director of Civic Learning Initiatives, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, College of Liberal Arts), the Lewis Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting a WWI Program with Dr. Sebastian Lukasik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Strategy at Air Command and Staff College, as guest speaker, on May 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Eufaula Carnegie Library Auditorium, 217 N. Eufaula Ave., Eufaula, AL. Refreshments will be served following the program. For additional information contact Deborah Hicks, 334-687-8369.
Contact: eufaulalawyer@yahoo.com
Eufaula Carnegie Library

Eufaula, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War One Model Display
Dates: Saturday, May 06, 2017 11:00am

The Broadneck Community Library, located at 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, Maryland, will host a model display to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The model display will be held in the meeting room with the following model clubs invited to participate: The National Capitol Model Soldier Society, the Northern Virginia, Washington D. C., Central Maryland, Baltimore and Hagerstown Chapters of the International Plastic Modelers. The exhibit will consist of World War 1 aircraft, armor, vehicles, ships, figures, vignettes and dioramas, shown a various scales. Additionally, the National Capitol Model Soldier Society in conjunction with the Norther Virginia International ...
Contact: 410-222-1905
Broadneck Community Library

Annapolis, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

A Talk on Immigrants in The American Army during WWI
Dates: Saturday, May 06, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Virginia National Guard historian and author, Al Barnes, will give a talk on immigrants who served in the U.S. Army during the First World War. Part of the WWI Centennial Commemoration, this talk is free with admission to the Virginia War Museum. For more information, call 757-247-8523 or e-mail Chris Garcia at cgarcia@nnva.gov.
Contact: cgarcia@nnva.gov
Virginia War Museum

Newport, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Armory Plaque Dedication
Dates: Saturday, May 06, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Dedication of new commemorative plaque. -  This event will feature the dedication of a historical marker commemorating the Doylestown Armory which will be placed on the facade of the Armory on Shewell Ave.   Although the Armory has been torn down, two walls have been saved and incorporated into the new Justice Center in 2015. The Armory stood on this spot for over 100 years and served as a military training area as well as a community center.
Contact: For more information see www.doylestownhistorical.org
Old National Guard Armory

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Paducah During World War 1
Dates: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

January 2016 – December 2017 McCracken County Public Library: Paducah, KY The McCracken County Public Library Local and Family History Department hosts an in-house display highlighting Paducah and its citizens during the First World War Included is information on Paducah residents and their efforts during the war as well as excerpts from the Paducah Evening Sun highlighting all enlisted men from McCracken County. For more information visit the McCracken County Public Library, 555 Washington St Paducah, KY 42003 or call 270-442-2510 Ext 124. The exhibit is currently on display and will remain through the next year.
Contact: 270-442-2510 Ext 124.
McCracken County Public Library

Paducah, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War 1 Touring Cars
Dates: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

January 2017 – December 2018 Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum: Elizabethtown, KY Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum will display and feature two WW1 Dodge touring cars like those used in France in 1917 and 1918.  They were often on the front lines carrying combat officers and sometimes wounded soldiers.    POC:  Bill Swope. Address: 1100 North Dixie Avenue Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Website: www.swopemuseum.com Ph: 270-766-9772
Contact: Bill Swope 270-766-9772
Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Elizabethtown, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I
Dates: Sunday, May 07, 2017 04:00pm

DESCRIPTION: Hoboken Historical Museum's World War 1 Commemorative Lecture Series featuring a wide array of acclaimed scholars and historians. Lectures are scheduled for August 21, 2016 through May 7, 2017 at the Hoboken Historical Museum. NOTE: All lectures will be on Sundays at 4 p.m. 2016 DATES 1) August 21, Chad Millman, The Detonators. Topic: The Black Tom explosion 2) September 11, Howard Blum, Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America. Topic: German sabotage in NY Harbor 3) October 16: Thomas Fleming, The Illusion of Victory: America in WWI Topic: Propaganda ...
Contact: 201.656.2240 or info@hobokenmuseum.org
Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

WWI Legacy of Remembrance Lecture
Dates: Monday, May 08, 2017 07:00pm

On May 9th, Burlington City Adult Education’s guest lecturer series will include an evening program by Erik Burro entitled LEGACY OF REMEMBRANCE. It will be an expanded version of other talks which are already scheduled for libraries in Princeton, Morristown and Bridgeton. In Burlington, he will include information that should be helpful for those interested in WWI genealogical research. He has written on related aspects of World War I, provided images for Rutgers WWI exhibition and is scheduled to make appearances at several county historical societies, elsewhere in the state. While planning a book on New Jersey’s monuments for next ...
Contact: bbaird@burlington-nj.net, 609-230-5601
Burlington County Historical Society, Corson Poley Center

Burlington, NJ

 

Category: Education

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Aviation fighter "aces" from Kentucky will be on display at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky.  These pilots shot down at least five of the enemy to earn this description.  There is also a presentation on these pilots.
Contact: 859-231-1219, www.aviationky.org
Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Battle of Jutland War Game
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) wargame based on a real World War I battle that had been studied intensely by World War II military leaders, such as Fleet Admirals Chester W. Nimitz, Ernest J. King and William F. Halsey, was reenacted at the school, May 10. The game employed the same methods and technology used a century ago to understand the maritime strategy and tactics in the 1916 World War I maritime encounter known as, the Battle of Jutland. The Battle of Jutland was fought between Great Britain and Germany off the coast of Denmark and was the largest maritime engagement ...
Contact: david.kohnen@usnwc.edu
Naval War College

Newport, RI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 08:00am

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, KY, will display and feature two WWI Dodge touring cars like those used in France in 1917 and 1918.  They were often on the front lines carrying combat officers and sometimes wounded soldiers.
Contact: Bill Swope
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Elizabethtown, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

War of Words
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 07:30pm - 09:30pm

World War I inspired hope, despair, anger, anxiety, patriotic fervor, and more- all of which found its way into our most intense and powerful language, the language of poetry. In War of Words, actors lend their voices to long-dead poets, with the aim of helping us hear them as they were: alive with conflicting passions, ideas, and beliefs shaped in response to the Great War. Audiences will find these voices not just historically intriguing, but contemporary- as if the poets are speaking both to us and for us about a war that has yet to reach its end.  The event ...
Contact: poetjhwriter@icloud.com
mindSpark Learning

Lakewood, CO

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Thursday, May 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

"The Boys of '17 " - The Rest of the C's
Dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

The Genealogical Society of the West Fields will continue its commemorative series on the Westfield young men who died in service during WWI when it outlines the stories of the next three men: Privates Cacciola, Cowperthwaite and Cauefield. The program will include remarks by Captain Anthony Roberts of the US Army National Guard concerning the uniforms, insignia and medals of that era. Captain Amelia Thatcher will provide exhibit materials including uniforms and medals from the New Jersey National Guard Museum in Sea Girt, NJ. Gordon Thomas Ward, a professional songwriter and singer will be debuting his song, commissioned by the ...
Contact: Nancy Humphrey, nlhumphrey315@hotmail.com
The Westfield Memorial Library

Westfield, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Exploring the United States' Involvement in World War I
Dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Mitchell Yockelson, the author of the award-winning "Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I," will speak about his book at a "Meet the Author" event on Thursday, May 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Bel Air. Yockelson, who lives in Annapolis, is an archivist with the National Archives and a former professor of military history at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of three earlier books: "Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918," named one of the best ...
Contact: Mia McCaslin, mmccaslin@chespub.com
Bel Air Library

Bel Air, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Laissez-vous conter Langres during the WW1
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 2017 09:00am - 06:30pm

MEET THE DOUGHBOYS A hundred years ago, the United States joined the Allied powers in the most devastating war ever waged. Before being sent to the front, millions of American soldiers, or Doughboys, were shipped off to Langres to be trained in US Army war schools. Travel back in time to this little-known episode in history through a special exhibition, ‘Laissez-vous conter 14-18: Langres en guerre’, as part of the centenary of the Great War. The free exhibit at the Salle Colson (in the Jardin de la Maison des Lumières) runs from May 13 to October 8. Opening from Tuesday to Sunday, ...
Contact: sylvain.riandet@langres.fr
Langres

Langres,

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Arsenal for the Allies: New England Arms Makers in the World War
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 2017 09:30am - 12:30pm

This is the second in a series of projected seminars on firearm and military history sponsored by the Springfield Armory Alliance, a friend’s group to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. In celebration of the centennial of the United States entry into the World War it will focus on New England manufacturers of small arms. A diverse selection of small arms were manufactured in New England by various ionic manufacturers–Remington, Winchester, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Savage produced weapons for various Allied governments including Great Britain, Russia, France, Belgium and Canada. The speakers are all noted historians and experts on their ...
Contact: Jim Controvitch
Springfield Armory National Historic Site (Copy)

Springfield, MA

 

Category: Education

World War 1 History Symposium
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00am - 04:30pm

Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America    Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on The History of the First World War. This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register.  See 'Registration' below for details. Download the event flyer Symposium Agenda 10:00 - USAHEC Opens, Symposium Opens 10:30 - Welcome by PA WW1 Centennial Committee event chairman10:35 – Orientation by USAHEC Staff on programs/resources/facility10:40 - "America's Responses to the War in Europe, 1914-1917",  Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United ...
Contact: Pennsylvania@WorldWar1Centennial.org
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Carlisle, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Forgotten Stories of WW1: League of Women Voters & Gold Star Mothers
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

On Mother's Day Weekend, hear stories of two women's organizations created to support families and strengthen opportunities for women nationwide. Gold Star Mothers was created in 1928 for mothers who lost a child in service of the United States. Hear from Barbara Farrell of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Gold Star Mothers and Susan Schrader author of the "Minnesota History" article "Anna Gilbertson and the Gold Star Mothers and Widows Pilgrimages after World War I." Then learn about the League of Women's Voters, created in 1920 just six months before the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Doylestown in the Great War - A Commemoration
Dates: Saturday, May 13, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Doylestown in the Great War - A Commemoration This event is to commemorate the sacrifices of our predecessors that were in the Great War (WWI) 100 years ago. The event will initially commence on the lawn of the Buck County Administration Building (old courthouse). We will then walk to the The Memorial Fountain which is located at the corner of Broad and Main Streets.This event will feature the 30 member Quakertown Band, families of the 2 models who posed for the sculpture, students reciting "In Flanders Fields", placing poppies (symbol of remembrance) at the fountain and more. Fountain at Corner of N. ...
Contact: For more information see www.doylestownhistorical.org
Bucks County Administration Building

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Ceremony Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking for a Statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in Mount Vernon Place
Dates: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 05:00pm - 06:00pm

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (“the Conservancy”) announces that a ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the groundbreaking for the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in Mount Vernon Place is planned for May 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The ceremony will feature remarks from the Conservancy, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, and representatives of the French government, as well as music performed by a brass quintet from the Maryland Defense Force Band.  The ceremony will take place at the base of the statue in the South Square of Mount Vernon Place, and the public is welcome. Dr. Lance Humphries, ...
Contact: Lance Humphries, Info@MVPConservancy.org, 443-845-5038
Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Lee Hall During the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:30am - 01:30pm

As part of the centennial celebration of World War I, Historian J. Michael Moore will discuss the critical role the community of Lee Hall played in the activities of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation. From the 1918 construction of Camp Abraham Eustis on Mulberry Island as a staging area for men and materials bound overseas to the transport of thousands of soldiers to the embarkation piers and later homeward via Lee Hall Depot, the northern end of the county was deeply involved in the war effort. Moore will also elaborate on the enhanced agricultural production needed to feed America’s ...
Contact: mkayaselcuk@nnva.gov
Lee Hall Mansion

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Gallery Talk: Echoes of the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Library curators and specialists will lead a series of talks in the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I on select Wednesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. Visit https://www.loc.gov/loc/events/ for a full list of talks and events. All gallery talks take place in the exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. 
Contact: loc.gov/events
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

An Evening with General Pershing
Dates: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

JOIN US AT THE HENRY FORD CENTENNIAL LIBRARY FOR A POTRAYAL OF US GENERAL JOHN J PERSHING BY LIVING HISTORIAN DANE COFFMAN. THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY THE DEARBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE DEARBORN HISTORICAL MUSEUM TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE US ENTERING  Tickets are $10 Call 313 565 3000    online www.theDHM.com     or at 915 Brady St. Dearborn,MI 48124      
Contact: 313 565 3000
THE HENRY FORD CENTENNIAL LIBRARY

Dearborn, MI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Education

Centennial of the Selective Service Act
Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Centennial of the Selective Service Act
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Concert
Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

The concert will be on the McGlachlin Parade Field so guests are invited to bring a blanket, pillows or low chair. You can picnic or take advantage of the food trucks on site. All Department of Defense ID card holders and their families are welcome to this free concert sponsored by the USO. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Fort Meade Pavilion. Service animals only. Please leave your pets at home. This black tie event is open to the public. Tickets go on sale April 17.
Contact: barbara.s.taylor.civ@mail.mil
Fort Meade’s McGlachlin Parade Field

Fort Meade, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Carroll County "Celebrating America and the Centennial of the U.S. Entry into World War I"
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Historical Society of Carroll County in collaboration with the Carroll County Genealogical Society & the Carroll County Public Library will host “Celebrating America”, this year commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI.
Contact: Gianna Baccala, Marketing & Special Events Assistant C: 443.366.9860 O: 410.848.6494, ext. 205
Emerald Hill City Hall

Westminster, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Lunch Bite object talk - "Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, General Pershing Will Cross the Rhine"
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 01:00pm

The American Revolution Institute's Executive Director Jack Warren shares "Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, General Pershing Will Cross the Rhine," a 1918 phonograph record, and discusses how the American Revolution is echoed in the popular music of World War I. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the sheet music.
Contact: Kendall Casey, kcasey@societyofthecincinnati.org
Anderson House - American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

Washington, DC

 

Category: Other

Baltimore Bravery: Ready to Serve, A One-Woman Show
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ready to Serve: A Story of Nurses in World War One is the one-woman show by spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler. The story is drawn from the experiences of Maryland nurses who served in France from 1917 - 1919, with the Johns Hopkins Base Hospital 18. While caring for serious battle injuries and the damages of deadly gas, they faced unexpected personal discomforts and relentless harsh weather, but they persevered and thrived. The show draws from their letters to give life to the nurses' little known experiences.    Ready to Serve will be followed by a panel of military nurses, ...
Contact: Ellouise Schoettler: www.wwonenurses.weebly.com or ellouise9112@aol.com
St. Johns Quarters

Westminster, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Blue Star Salute Celebration
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017 06:00am - 03:00pm

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with a 5K Memorial Run and Walk at 7 am and the Blue Star Salute Celebration featuring music, presentations, and a keynote speaker. This year's event will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of WWI, with participation from the French government.  $2 Park entrance fee per car 
Contact: R. Glenn Nivens, LTC, US Army, Infantry (Retired) Rnivens2887@charter.net
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Mobile, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

War Takes Flight
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

War Takes Flight - The Doylestown Airport Open House
Contact: For more information see www.doylestownhistorical.org
Doylestown Airport

Doylestown, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions, Education

World War I Centennial Bazaar
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition will bring people back to a momentous time in our nation's history - the entrance of America into World War I - by holding a Centennial Bazaar on the grounds of The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus. The day will be filled with activities for young and old: games, clowns, fortune teller, WWI era foods, and musical performances. Displays on Suffrage, War Gardens, knitting, lace making, military objects and uniforms, Camp Merritt, and WWI era artifacts will add to the day. A highlight of the day will be a visit from Woodrow Wilson (an actor from the ...
Contact: Sheila Brogan: smbrogan@aol.com
The Hermitage

Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

New Jersey at Home in the Trenches During World War I
Dates: Sunday, May 21, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

The Morristown and Morris Township Library (1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-3473, http://www.jfpl.org) presents Joseph Bilby, a New Jersey native and Vietnam veteran, on Sunday, May 21st at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Lower Level Meeting Room. Mr. Bilby is the author of numerous New Jersey history books, including A Hidden History of New Jersey at War, and A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore, and, most recently, New Jersey: A Military History.  Mr. Bilby will talk about the state's role in World War I, including the election of Woodrow Wilson, the Black Tom Island and Kingsland Explosions, ...
Contact: James Lewis, james.lewis@mainlib.org
Morristown and Morris Township Library

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Education

Remembering World War I
Dates: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 02:30am

Remembering World War I Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer – Charles Edward Dilkes Presented by Dr. Virginia Dilkes May 23, 2017 · 2:30 P.M. Rosecreek Library 4476 Towne Lake Parkway · Woodstock, GA The Rosecreek Library in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of World War I is hosting a Memorial Day tribute to those who served our country in the Great War.  Using excerpts and pictures from the WWI memoirs of Sgt. Charles Edward Dilkes, this hour-long presentation will include first-hand battle experiences of the major military campaigns in which the 1st, 82nd, and 31st Divisions of the U.S. Army ...
Contact: (770) 591-1491
Rosecreek Library

Woodstock, GA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Dates: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 08:00pm

Wednesday-Saturday 8PM | Sunday 3 PM Writer: John Gray with Eric Peterson Director: Marlena Lustik May 24 Best Value Preview May 25 Official Opening with Party May 28 Best Value Matinee June 9 Pay-What-You-Wish Performance The United States declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917 and Cape May Stage notes the 100 anniversary of our entrance into the World War 1 with this musical entertainment. The New York Times called it “a high flying ace of a show, capturing the humor, the hellfire, and the the derring-do of an extraordinary career.” Billy Bishop calls himself ...
Contact: Cape May Stage, 609-770-8311
Robert Shackleton Playhouse

Cape May, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

All Quiet on the Western Front Screening
Dates: Friday, May 26, 2017 07:00pm

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930 A reflection of the profound disillusionment with war in the post-World War I era, All Quiet on the Western Front follows the experience of a young German infantryman who enters the conflict as an idealist, but after months of shelling and brutal death in the trenches on a massive scale, is convinced that “when it comes to dying for your country, it is better not to die at all.”  Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this classic explores the war’s physical and psychological impact on a generation lost to war. Tickets are ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

All Quiet on the Western Front Screening
Dates: Friday, May 26, 2017 07:00pm

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930 A reflection of the profound disillusionment with war in the post-World War I era, All Quiet on the Western Front follows the experience of a young German infantryman who enters the conflict as an idealist, but after months of shelling and brutal death in the trenches on a massive scale, is convinced that “when it comes to dying for your country, it is better not to die at all.”  Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this classic explores the war’s physical and psychological impact on a generation lost to war. Tickets are ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Chesapeake Beach Stars & Stripes Festival
Dates: Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00am

Annual Memorial Day weekend Festival honoring our fallen heroes.  The 2017 (6th annual) Festival focus is honoring those of WWI and commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the War. There will lots of fun games and other activities for children and all family members.  For an updated schedule of events, go to: www.chesapeakebeachmd.gov/events_cbssf.htm Town’s Special Events Coordinator – Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov 410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398 Festival Co-Chair – Ms. Stephanie Zanelotti: sasz_cbssf@comcast.net or 301-752-0445
Contact: Special Events Coordinator: Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov 410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398
Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Carroll County Memorial Day commemoration
Dates: Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:30am

Carroll County Memorial Day commemoration will emphasize World War I centennial. Sponsored by the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Association and the Carroll County Genealogical Society. Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park. Carroll County World War I Centennial Commemoration Carroll County Veterans Park Saturday, May 27, starting at 10:30 a.m. with the Carroll County Symphony Orchestra playing music of the times Program starts at 11:00 a.m.                Military honor guard                Tolling of the bell for those from Carroll County killed in WWI                Wreath laying ceremony
Contact: Carroll County Veterans Memorial Association
Carroll County

, GA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Memorial Day Remembrance Honoring Marylanders KIA/MIA Since World War I
Dates: Saturday, May 27, 2017 02:00pm

Nearly 9,000 Marylanders have been killed or MIA fighting for our liberty from WWI until today.  Join us as we honor them with one flag on display for each of them.  After the opening ceremony the flags will remain in place and lit at night from May 27th – May 29th.  The opening ceremony will be on May 27th, with guest speaker Governor Bob Ehrlich. Sponsored by:  29th Division Association, Business Advocates for Veterans, Gerstell Academy, Carroll County Hospital, American Legion Post 31, American Legion Post 200, American Legion Post 223
Contact: Todd Mitchell – 410-967-5454, tmitchell@janney.com
Gerstell Academy

Finksburg, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Service in WW1 at Brookwood
Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

During the weekend of Memorial Day 2017, Britain and France will honor the American sailors and Coast Guardsmen who fought and died in World War One.Three ceremonies will be held in the two nations; Two in the U.K. in Brookwood, Surrey and at Gibraltar, and one in France at the Brest Naval Monument in Brittany. Brookwood American Cemetery will be the site of Britain's recognition of the American sailors who gave their lives at sea to protect their nation and their allies. Brookwood is the only American cemetery on the British Isles for U.S. servicemen who died in World War ...
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Brookwood American Cemetery

Woking, Surrey

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Service in WW1 At Gibraltar
Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

During the weekend of Memorial Day 2017, Britain and France will honor the American sailors and Coast Guardsmen who fought and died in World War One. Among the three ceremonies will be a memorial ceremony at the American Naval Monument at Gibraltar. The Monument was constructed in honor of American effort to protect the peninsula from invasion or occupation during the "Great War."
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Naval Monument at Gibraltar

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Service in WW1 At Brest
Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

During the weekend of Memorial Day 2017, Britain and France will honor the American sailors and Coast Guardsmen who fought and died in World War One. One of three ceremonies in the two nations will be a commemoration at the The Naval Monument at Brest, in Brittany, France. Brest was at the site of the main point of disembarkation for hundreds of U.S. ships and hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and sailors.
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Naval Monument at Brest

St. Nazaire, Brittany

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Chesapeake Beach Stars & Stripes Festival
Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

Annual Memorial Day weekend Festival honoring our fallen heroes.  The 2017 (6th annual) Festival focus is honoring those of WWI and commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the War.There will lots of fun games and other activities for children and all family members.  For an updated schedule of events, go to: www.chesapeakebeachmd.gov/events_cbssf.htmTown’s Special Events Coordinator – Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398Festival Co-Chair – Ms. Stephanie Zanelotti: sasz_cbssf@comcast.net or 301-752-0445
Contact: Town’s Special Events Coordinator – Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov 410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398
Kellam’s Field

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

99th Annual 314th Memorial Day Service
Dates: Sunday, May 28, 2017 02:00pm

The Descendants and Friends are pleased to announce that our annual Memorial Program will be held Sunday May 28th at 2:00 PM. This will be the 99th Annual 314th Memorial Day Service. The service will be held in the nave of the Washington Memorial Chapel as in past years. The Chapel is located along Route 23 about two miles west of the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Admittance is free and refreshments will be served after the service. Note: GPS location is not always accurate for this location - please use the actual location of RR 23, Valley ...
Contact: nancy.schaff@gmail.com
Washington Memorial Chapel

King of Prussia, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

"To Hell or Hoboken!" New Jersey in the Great War
Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will commemorate the centennial of the Great War with the spring 2017 exhibition, “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!”: New Jersey in the Great War. The exhibition will examine the storied history of our state during the Great War, showcasing one-of-a-kind documents, photographs, and artifacts from Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives, the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, and the Johnson & Johnson Archives. “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!” will be on display in Gallery ’50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in the Archibald S. Alexander Library (69 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) from March 9 through ...
Contact: Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives
Alexander S. Archibald Library

New Brunswick, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Chesapeake Beach Stars & Stripes Festival
Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 10:00am

Annual Memorial Day weekend Festival honoring our fallen heroes.  The 2017 (6th annual) Festival focus is honoring those of WWI and commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the War.There will lots of fun games and other activities for children and all family members.  For an updated schedule of events, go to: www.chesapeakebeachmd.gov/events_cbssf.htmTown’s Special Events Coordinator – Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398Festival Co-Chair – Ms. Stephanie Zanelotti: sasz_cbssf@comcast.net or 301-752-0445
Contact: Town’s Special Events Coordinator – Ms. Connie O’Dell: codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov 410-257-2230 or 301-855-8398
Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Victory Arch
Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post #25, this annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Victory Arch, 25th Street & West Avenue, in downtown Newport News. Profiles of Honor, a 36-foot museum on wheels, will be on site to bring to life Virginia’s integral role in both World War I and World War II. Visitors are encouraged to bring World War I- and World War II-related photographs to be scanned for inclusion in the project when the mobile tour is at Victory Arch on Memorial Day. After the ceremony, the public is invited learn about ...
Contact: cgarcia@nnva.gov
Victory Arch

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Victory Arch
Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post #25, this annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Victory Arch, 25th Street & West Avenue, in downtown Newport News. Profiles of Honor, a 36-foot museum on wheels, will be on site from 10 am to 12 noon to bring to life Virginia’s integral role in both World War I and World War II. Visitors are encouraged to bring World War I- and World War II-related photographs to be scanned for inclusion in the project when the mobile tour is at Victory Arch from 10:00 am to 12:00 noonon Memorial Day. ...
Contact: Chris Garcia, cgarcia@nnva.gov
Victory Arch

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, May 31, 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

Warrior Writers: Poetry and Prose of the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 06:30pm - 08:30pm

Workshop - Free public eventRegisterhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/warrior-writers-poetry-and-prose-of-the-first-world-war-tickets-32629009245?aff=erelconmltThe experience of war is unique to those that lived through it, whether the individual served in uniform or remained on the home-front. One hundred years ago, the First World War represented a departure from previous conflicts; the scale of carnage led many to earnestly believe it to be “the war to end all wars.”To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war, join HSP and Warrior Writers for a workshop as local veterans share the words of their counterparts in “The Great War.” Veterans will then discuss their experiences in today’s conflicts. ...
Contact: 215-732-6200
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education
June, 2017

Virginia Statewide WWI and WWII Teacher Symposium
Dates: Thursday, June 01, 2017

Museums across the state are partnering to host the Statewide WWI and WWII Teacher Symposium, which will be held in every region of Virginia. Each program will feature overviews of both wars and sessions on teaching WWI and WWII in the classroom, as well as a local museum tour and classroom resource guide. For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiaworldwari.org/.
Contact: Lily Jones, Research Associate, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission
Wytheville, VA; Salem, VA; Norfolk, VA; Richmond, VA; Bedford, VA; Farmville, VA; Winchester, VA; and Fredericksburg, VA

, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

Pilgrimage to the American Battlefields of World War I
Dates: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

Walking the battlefields of World War 1 brings history to life in a way that you can’t get from reading books, watching movies, or using modern technology such as Google Earth. To follow in the footsteps of the American troops who went to war in 1917-18 is an unforgettable experience. Whether you are retracing the steps of a relative or are just a student of military history, join the World War One Historical Association on its 2017 Pilgrimage to the American Battlefields of WW1. Join 30-year battlefield visitor and author Randal S. Gaulke on an eight-day coach tour, covering the major ...
Contact: Randal Gaulke: ww1hatour@meuse-argonne.com

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

WWI Remembrance - "In Flanders Fields"
Dates: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:00pm - 03:00pm

June 3, 2017, the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will host a commemorative program and buffet luncheon for 120 guests at their chapter house in Indianapolis, IN. The Keynote speaker will be J. Stewart Goodwin, Brig Gen USAF (Ret), Indiana War Memorials Executive Director. The Indiana War Memorial was initially built to honor WWI and its cornerstone was laid by General Pershing. General Goodwin's knowledge about this war is extensive and we look forward to his presentation. There will be a slide show of WWI family photos provided by current DAR members from WWI, playing silently ...
Contact: elainesholty@att.net
Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, NSDAR

Indianapolis, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Major WWI Monuments Program
Dates: Sunday, June 04, 2017 02:00pm

On Sunday, June 4th, at 2 p.m. Morristown and Morris Township Library (1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-3473, http://www.jfpl.org) welcomes historian and preservation advocate, Erik L. Burro who will talk about New Jersey’s major World War I monuments. Mr. Burro recently completed a photographic survey of all of New Jersey’s major WWI Memorials, a collection representing many of the most highly regarded sculptors of the post-War years. These public works range from doughboy soldiers to allegorical figures placed in a variety of settings, all dedicated to local veterans of America’s Forgotten War. Combined, they express loss, honor, gratitude, patriotism and ...
Contact: James Lewis, james.lewis@mainlib.org
Morristown and Morris Township Library

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Education

Museum After Hours: Animals of the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Join the Missouri State Museum as we explore the animal heroes, soldiers and companions of World War I. Learn about the impact animals had on combat and morale. Also discover why Missouri mules were in high demand “over there.”  The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol.  The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month.  In addition to the program, the museum's galleries will be open until 9 p.m. Program time: 7 p.m.First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO ...
Contact: Katherine Owens, katherine.owens@dnr.mo.gov, DSPStateMuseum@dnr.mo.gov
Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Other

Chatham Historical Society Centennial Commemoration of the Great War
Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 01:00pm

In France during the Great War, five Chatham Borough men lost their lives. Their sacrifice was originally honored by the planting of five red oak trees in 1919 on the grounds of Public School #1, now the Municipal Building. Sadly none remain. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into WW1, the Chatham Historical Society will dedicate another red oak tree in memory of the soldiers whose lives it commemorates and in gratitude for their ultimate sacrifice.
Contact: Helen Ann Rosenfeld, 201-919-2839, chathamnjhistory@gmail.com
Chatham Borough Municipal Building

Chatham, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Echoes of the Great War: International Film Series
Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2017 02:30pm - 05:30pm

Complementing the Library of Congress's exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division presents a summer series of international films that share European perspectives on the Great War. Together these films represent common human bonds and the costs of war that transcend national origin.  All films will be screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, Third Floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE. Films are free and tickets are not required. June 10, 2:30 p.m.: FRANCE – La Grande Illusion (Grand Illusion, 1937, 114 minutes) – Jean ...
Contact: loc.gov/events
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Other, Education

Centennial Pilgrimage to the Gravesite of General Haller's Recruits
Dates: Sunday, June 11, 2017 08:00am - 07:00pm

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Over 300,000 Polish Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI. In response to the Executive Order from President Woodrow Wilson in 1917, 22,000 men from across America enlisted in the Polish Army of France and trained under British command at Camp Koscuiszko, Fore George, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada. With great honor, the International Joint Committee on Camp Kosciuszko, Niagara-On-The-Lake Historic Military Training Site and Cemetery of General Haller's Recruits, extends a heartfelt invitation to you, your organization, and all members, to join us in this year's 100th ...
Contact: Steve Flor, pacwash@pac1944.org
Irondequoit Plaza

Rochester, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Victory Memorial Grove Restoration Project
Dates: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The American Legion Hollywood Post 43 has partnered with the Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to restore Victory Grove Monument to heroes of WW1 and beautify its surrounding areas once again. Presentation and Unveiling Commemoration Ceremonies - Flag Day, June 14, 2017 This is also the target date for completion.
Contact: Courtyland Jindra (323) 868-7574 & Lester Probst (818) 761-6480
Victory Memorial Grove - Elysian Park

Los Angeles, CA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Baltimore Bravery: Ready to Serve, A One-Woman Show
Dates: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 07:30pm

Ready to Serve: A Story of Nurses in World War One is the one-woman show by spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler. The story is drawn from the experiences of Maryland nurses who served in France from 1917 - 1919, with the Johns Hopkins Base Hospital 18. While caring for serious battle injuries and the damages of deadly gas, they faced unexpected personal discomforts and relentless harsh weather, but they persevered and thrived. The show draws from their letters to give life to the nurses' little known experiences.   Ready to Serve will be followed by a panel of military nurses, who will ...
Contact: Ellouise Schoettler: www.wwonenurses.weebly.com or ellouise9112@aol.com
Chevy Chase Library

Chevy Chase, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Nebraska Chautauqua - WWI: Legacies of a Forgotten War
Dates: Thursday, June 15, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Nebraska Chautauqua recreates the tent programs that traveled to Nebraska communities in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Chautauqua theme for the summer of 2017 is World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War, part of a multi-year Chautauqua series presented by HN throughout the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Chautauqua offers opportunities for audiences to come together to develop a fuller understanding of the lasting influences of the Great War. Among the impacts addressed as a part of Chautauqua are the following: 1) how the War led to changes in America’s role in international relations; 2) how ...
Contact: kristi@humanitiesnebraska.org
Seward High School

Seward, NE

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Commemoration & Memorial Events

The Eagle and the Hawk Screening
Dates: Friday, June 16, 2017 07:00pm

The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933 One of the best World War I dramas of the 1930s, The Eagle and the Hawk focuses on the psychological aspects of wartime aerial combat.  The film explores the cumulative effects on pilots and crews who fought in the skies during World War I rather than heroic exploits of fighter pilots.  Hollywood heavyweights Cary Grant, Frederic March, and Carol Lombard carry this lesser-known but significant film. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies have always shaped our cultural memory of historical events, and World War I has been a ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Eagle and the Hawk Screening
Dates: Friday, June 16, 2017 07:00pm

The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933 One of the best World War I dramas of the 1930s, The Eagle and the Hawk focuses on the psychological aspects of wartime aerial combat.  The film explores the cumulative effects on pilots and crews who fought in the skies during World War I rather than heroic exploits of fighter pilots.  Hollywood heavyweights Cary Grant, Frederic March, and Carol Lombard carry this lesser-known but significant film. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies have always shaped our cultural memory of historical events, and World War I has been a rich ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

America Mobilizes 1917
Dates: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

The Virginia War Museum, in conjunction with the Great War Association, will present "America Mobilizes 1917" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-18 at Historic Endview Plantation in Newport News, VA. Historic encampment, featuring members of the Great War Association. Experience life as it would have been in an American Mobilization Camp in 1917-1918. Includes guest speakers, weapons, displays, and demonstrations, plus a WWI Boot Camp for Children. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, contact Chris Garcia at the Virginia War Museum at 757-247-8523 or cgarcia@nnva.gov. Visit the Virginia War Museum on the web ...
Contact: cgarcia@nnva.gov
Endview Plantation

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Spring 2017 World War 1 History Symposium
Dates: Saturday, June 17, 2017 09:30am

Join us for an exciting day-long program in World War 1 History! Speakers: 1.       Chris Dubbs, author, “American Journalists in the Great War” 2.       Dr. Paul Walsh, military historian, “Strangers in a Strange Land – Belgian Armored Expeditionary Corps in WWI” 3.       Ellouise Schoettler, storyteller, “Ready to Serve – Unknown Stories of 64 WWI Nurses” 4.       Steve Miller, WFA East Coast Member, “Chemin des Dames Revisited” 5.       COL Nick Metcalfe (Ret), “Commonwealth War Graves in the United States – Part 2” The symposium will also include door prizes, refreshments, table displays of WW1 memorabilia, and a branch-sponsored WW1 used book ...
Contact: Paul Cora, Pbcora01@gmail.com
Maryland War Memorial Building

Baltimore, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Forgotten Stories of WW1: The Transformation of a Nation
Dates: Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Join Michael Neiberg, professor of history at the U.S. Army War College and author of "The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America," as he discusses how the U.S. went from detached observer to fully committed participant in WW1. Then hear from Trygve Throntveit, author of "Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment," as he takes a fresh look at the often misunderstand motives of Wilson including his push for a League of Nations. Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

19th Annual Chautauqua: Service, Suffrage, & Swing—WWI Era in Delaware
Dates: Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00pm - 08:30pm

In keeping with the mission of the National World War I Centennial Commission, the goal of the 19th Annual Chautauqua is to create awareness of this forgotten war, and the era from which it evolved. Five days of lectures, music, tours, and historic theater we will bring to light the changes that occurred in Delaware and in our country as its result. Community partnerships, non-profits, and the State of Delaware will offer this free program open to all. For more information, please visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml.
Contact: bridget.warner@state.de.us
Zwaanendael Museum

Lewes, DE

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Fort George G. Meade: From Saddles to Cyberspace: A Century of Innovation and Security
Dates: Sunday, June 18, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

This black tie event is open to the public. Tickets go on sale April 17. 
Contact: barbara.s.taylor.civ@mail.mil
Fort Meade’s Club Meade

Fort Meade, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

American Expeditionary Forces Base Hospital Périgueux
Dates: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:00am - 08:00pm

This is a 6-day commemoration and memorial event. There will be conferences and exhibits as well as the reconstitution of a hospital base consisting of an operating room and of a bunkroom. There will also be military vehicles however they are from the WWII era. A movie that will be newly released on the subject of WW1 will be shown outdoors/ open-air cinema. A memorial plaque dedicated to the American Expeditionary Forces will be inaugurated on premises. A Gala dinner event is planned along with the reopening of the Guinguette, which is located in the immediate area.  The national stamp factory ...
Contact: Veronique Lavernhe, vero4barnabe@gmail.com
Boulazac, Dordogne, France

Boulazac-Isle-Manoire, Dordogne, Aquitaine

 

Category: Other, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Decoding the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 01:00pm - 02:30pm

Cryptology is a field seldom studied or considered by historians and military history enthusiasts. However, the study of codes and ciphers has played a crucial part in shaping world history. Key decisions made on battlefields throughout time and throughout the world were frequently the result of intelligence collected by those who served in silence. World War I was no different. The advent of telephone and radio as a means of communications brought new challenges to commanders and political leaders to disseminate and protect information. Three experts from the world's leading cryptologic organizations talk about the impact of cryptology from their ...
Contact: Lou Leto, ljleto@nsa.gov
National Cryptologic Museum

Annapolis Junction , MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Commemoration in France of Centennial of the arrival of U.S. soldiers
Dates: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American Battle Monuments Commission will commemorate the centennial of the arrival of the first American soldiers in France on Jun. 24 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Naval Monument at Brest, which was one of the largest ports of entries for American men and materiel in the war.
Contact:
Naval Monument at Brest

St. Nazaire, Brittany

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Folksongs of the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6pm as we commemorate the music of the Great War with a performance by folk singer Adam Miller. Seventy million military personnel participated in the First World War (1914-1918), the so-called “War to End All Wars.” Many of the songs of this war have become part of the English-language oral tradition. 
Contact: heritage@akspl.org
A.K. Smiley Public Library

Redlands, CA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Re-opening of First Division Museum at the Cantigny
Dates: Thursday, June 29, 2017

 The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park is now open full-time for the 2016 season and has made select changes throughout its exhibits.Several mannequins were updated with period-correct equipment and uniforms, and previously unseen German weapons from World War I will be added and re-open the museum on 29 June 2017.
Contact:
First Division Museum at Cantigny

Wheaton, IL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
July, 2017

Camp Sherman Days
Dates: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - Sunday, July 09, 2017

The nine-day celebration will commemorate Camp Sherman, one of the 16 cantonments established in 1917 for rapid training of soldiers. Special events include a parade, fireworks, Veterans' Appreciation Day, live performances and World War I films at the historic Majestic Theater, band concerts, block party, and World War I encampment.   For more information, visit http://www.campshermandays.com
Contact: Robert B. Leach: robertleach@aol.com
Camp Sherman

Chillicothe, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Experimental Aircraft Association Oshkosh Airshow
Dates: Saturday, July 01, 2017

The world’s best aerobatic pilots make Oshkosh a priority for their air show performance schedule because they have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers in the aerobatic community, as well as perhaps the most aviation-savvy audience on the planet.That's why every afternoon during the convention you'll see scores of faithful fans numbering in the thousands lining the flightline, making sure they have a good viewpoint of their favorite performers. Air Show Hours: Daily - July 24-29, 2017: 2:30-6 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017: 1-4:30 p.m.  |  Night Air Shows - Wednesday, July 26 and Saturday, ...
Contact: membership@eaa.org
Experimental Aircraft Association Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition

World War One Aviation Centennial
Dates: Saturday, July 01, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Exhibit of World War One aviation art, Fokker DVII aircraftunder restoration, largescale models
Contact: Joshua Stoff, cradlecurator@gmail.com
Cradle of Aviation Museum

Garden City, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. Wednesday, July 5                    General John Pershing               Thursday, July 6                        W.E.B. Du Bois                         Friday, July 7                            Woodrow Wilson   For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
Garrett College Auditorium

McHenry , MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Friday, July 07, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. Friday, July 7                            General John Pershing  Saturday, July 8                        W.E.B. Du Bois             Sunday, July 9                          Woodrow Wilson   For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
The Community College of Baltimore County

Catonsville , MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

North Texas in WWI: Mobilization for The Great War
Dates: Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:00am - 06:00pm

The First World war had a major impact on the North Texas region. It's impact affected lives, the economy, and the culture of the region. This collaboration of organizations across North Texas will include displays on the following subjects: 1. Welcome and WWI Timeline 2. Pre-war and Mexico Texas Border Conflicts 3. The Army and Camp Bowie 4. Multicultural Aspects of WWI and North Texas◦ African Americans◦ German Americans◦ Jewish Americans◦ Native Americans◦ Mexican Americans 5. Regional Culture 6. Army Air Service and Royal Flying Corps airfields 7. The Home Front 8. A World Overview 9. Interactive opportunities for young and old 10. Curriculum development and study guides for school use 11. ...
Contact: jhodgson@ftwaviation.com
Fort Worth Central Library

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Overview of World War I
Dates: Saturday, July 08, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

A talk by local military historian Charles M. Breiner will include an overview of the armies, impact of new weapons including gas, U.S. industry and how the Treaty of Versailles set the stage for over 100 years of warfare. Museum researchers will also give a short presentation on former Claryville resident Dr. Karl Connell who invented the Connell Gas Mask. Refreshments are included. 
Contact: Donna Steffens, info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org
Time and the Valleys Museum

Grahamsville, NY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War, General John Pershing
Dates: Saturday, July 08, 2017 06:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
Cecil County Public Library

Elkton, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Songs of the Soldier
Dates: Sunday, July 09, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

A truly unique historical and entertaining program, The Songs of the Soldier is a stirring presentation of favorite songs of American soldiers and veterans from World War I. The songs reflect the experiences soldiers encountered while making the transformation from ordinary citizens to disciplined soldiers, as well as the songs of the families remaining on the home front supporting their young men and women abroad. The weekend of programs and exhibit is made possible by the Arts for Sullivan Decentralization Grants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Delaware Valley ...
Contact: Donna Steffens, info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org
Time and the Valleys Museum

Grahamsville, NY

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois
Dates: Monday, July 10, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bel Air, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War, General John Pershing
Dates: Monday, July 10, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era.For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 06:45pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. Tuesday, July 11                     General John Pershing                         Wednesday, July 12                W.E.B. Du Bois           Thursday, July 13                    Woodrow Wilson Outdoors– in case of severe weather, program will be held indoors in FA Building Theatre. Bring folding chair.For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND

La Plata, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois
Dates: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
CECIL COLLEGE ELKTON STATION

Elkton, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 06:45pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era. Wednesday, July 12                  General John Pershing  Thursday, July 13                      W.E.B. Du Bois             Friday, July 14                          Woodrow Wilson  For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-GERMANTOWN, Globe Hall, High Technology Building

Germantown, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

CHAUTAUQUA 2017 Voices from the Great War, Woodrow Wilson
Dates: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 07:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, you can. In July 2017, join Maryland Humanities at our 23rd annual Chautauqua for free living history performances featuring three notable figures of the World War I-era.For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

100th Anniversary of Pershing's visit to Lafayette's Grave
Dates: Friday, July 14, 2017 02:00pm - 06:00pm

The American Battle Monuments Commission will be honoring the memory of General John Pershing's visit to the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette, a visit that itself honored the deep ties between the two nations, and served as a recognition that the United States owed it to the French people to save them from oppression just as the French did for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.  Representatives of the ABMC, the French government and American government will lay a wreath at Lafayette's grave in the Cimetière de Picpus in Paris, in recognition of both Pershing's visit in 1917 and the Marquis's own work ...
Contact:
Cimetière de Picpus

Paris,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Paths of Glory Screening
Dates: Friday, July 14, 2017 07:00pm

Paths of Glory, 1957 A Cold War era treatment of an earlier conflict, Paths of Glory engages injustice within the ranks during World War I through the efforts of a regimental commander in the French army, played by Kirk Douglas, to stem callous treatment of line troops by the French high command.  Built upon class divisions, the film depicts an entrenched establishment that cannot be challenged no matter how irrational or heartless the orders from above.  With powerful performances paired with battle scenes of gritty realism, Paths of Glory shows the fight was not always with the enemy. Tickets are free, but ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Paths of Glory Screening
Dates: Friday, July 14, 2017 07:00pm

Paths of Glory, 1957 A Cold War era treatment of an earlier conflict, Paths of Glory engages injustice within the ranks during World War I through the efforts of a regimental commander in the French army, played by Kirk Douglas, to stem callous treatment of line troops by the French high command.  Built upon class divisions, the film depicts an entrenched establishment that cannot be challenged no matter how irrational or heartless the orders from above.  With powerful performances paired with battle scenes of gritty realism, Paths of Glory shows the fight was not always with the enemy. Tickets are free, but must ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Camp Shelby's Centennial Celebration
Dates: Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

Camp Shelby is celebrating a rich history of service to our country with a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Camp Shelby’s 100th Birthday Celebration events include a musical performance by the Victory Belles in vintage costumes, historic reenactors from the First World War, the Second World War and modern uniforms, vehicles from the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum's collection, exhibits by the National Guard, children’s activities, as well as food vendors and indoor exhibits. Fun for the whole family!
Contact: Melissa Koski, mkoski@mafm.us
Camp Shelby, MS

Camp Shelby, MS

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Forgotten Stories of WW1: Red Summer
Dates: Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am

Join University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu as she explores the Great Migration of African Americans leading up to and during WW1, and the violence against them that erupted in its aftermath. Coined "Red Summer" by civil rights activist and author James Weldon Johnson during his work as a field secretary with the NAACP, the summer and early autumn of 1919 was marked by hundreds of deaths and casualties as a result of race riots across the United States. Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Friction, Fray, and Fabric: Textiles in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, July 27, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Over the course of three days in July, we will gather in Harrisonburg, VA and its environs to consider "Friction, Fray, and Fabric: Textiles in the First World War" at the 2017 Symposium offered by the Virginia Quilt Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to gain multiple perspectives of the (first) Great War. Visits Thursday and Friday to Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, and the Crossroads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center in Harrisonburg will set the stage for both the friction and the fray, through the lens of a soldier, a president, and ...
Contact: vqmevents@gmail.com
Virginia Quilt Museum

Harrisonburg, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Baltimore Bravery: Ready to Serve, A One-Woman Show
Dates: Saturday, July 29, 2017 02:00pm

Ready to Serve: A Story of Nurses in World War One is the one-woman show by spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler. The story is drawn from the experiences of Maryland nurses who served in France from 1917 - 1919, with the Johns Hopkins Base Hospital 18. While caring for serious battle injuries and the damages of deadly gas, they faced unexpected personal discomforts and relentless harsh weather, but they persevered and thrived. The show draws from their letters to give life to the nurses' little known experiences.    Ready to Serve will be followed by a panel of military nurses, ...
Contact: Ellouise Schoettler: www.wwonenurses.weebly.com or ellouise9112@aol.com
Charles County Public Library

Waldorf, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition
August, 2017

Centennial of the formation of the 82nd Infantry Division (now the 82nd Airborne Division)
Dates: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Centennial of the formation of the 82nd Infantry Division (now the 82nd Airborne Division)
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

The Millionaires' Unit Screening
Dates: Friday, August 11, 2017 07:00pm

The Millionaires' Unit: U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War, 2014 The only documentary in the film series, The Millionaires’ Unit, tells the little known but inspiring story of a small group of volunteers who created America’s first naval aviation reserve unit.  Also known as the First Yale Unit, the group was formed before the United States entered the war by a dozen Yale University students, many from wealthy families, hence the name Millionaires’ Unit.  Fascinated with the possibilities of aviation, and naval aviation in particular, they learned to fly and ultimately persuaded Congress to establish the Naval Reserve Flying Corps ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Millionaires' Unit Screening
Dates: Friday, August 11, 2017 07:00pm

The Millionaires' Unit: U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War, 2014 The only documentary in the film series, The Millionaires’ Unit, tells the little known but inspiring story of a small group of volunteers who created America’s first naval aviation reserve unit.  Also known as the First Yale Unit, the group was formed before the United States entered the war by a dozen Yale University students, many from wealthy families, hence the name Millionaires’ Unit.  Fascinated with the possibilities of aviation, and naval aviation in particular, they learned to fly and ultimately persuaded Congress to establish the Naval Reserve Flying Corps ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Selfridge ANG Base Centennial Airshow
Dates: Saturday, August 19, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Upon the US entry into WW I, Henry B. Joy (Founder of Packard Motor Co.) gave the US Army what was then known as Joy Aviation Field, for use as a Military Aviation Training Facility. Selfridge has continuously served as a US Military base, operated by the US Army Air Service, The USAAF, the USAF and in 1971, the Michigan Air National Guard took operational control of the base and it was re-named Selfridge Air National Guard Base. On Aug 18, 19, & 20, 2017, We will be celebrating this centennial with an Air Show featuring a WW I Jenny trainer (first type ...
Contact: Ed Kaminski, ekaminski2@outlook.com
Selfridge ANG Base Open House

Mt. Clemens, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Forgotten Stories of WW1: Minnesota State Fair & the Great War
Dates: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30pm

Join historian Mark Haidet to learn about the Minnesota State Fair during World War I. The Great Minnesota Get-Together included Army recruiting booths with displays of horsemanship; sporting contests highlighting the athletic ability essential for men who might enlist; and a nightly show at the Grandstand featuring thousands of reenactors depicting major battles of the Western Front. Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations who made modern America. Look for additional lectures offered each month through November. Following each program, guests are invited to take a ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
Dates: Monday, August 28, 2017 10:00am - 03:30pm

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Sacrificing and Shaping the Future,” commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history. Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations, and shop the commercial vendors. Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Kathleen Brandt and Katherine R. Willson, will present.
Contact: Stephanie Asberry - StAsberry@library.IN.gov
Indiana State Library

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Centennial Commemoration of the Departure of the 167th Alabama Regiment (Rainbow Division) to France
Dates: Monday, August 28, 2017 05:30pm

Join the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts in celebrating the Centennial of the departure of Alabama's soldiers from Montgomery's Union Station. Festivities include dedicating The  Rainbow Division Soldier Statue at Union Station, Centennial celebrations, and a parade.  
Contact: Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts 334-263-2224
Union Station

Montgomery, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
September, 2017

Kansas and the Great War: an Exhibit in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Dates: Friday, September 01, 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

Roll of Honor Reading at Punahou High School, Hawai'i
Dates: Friday, September 01, 2017

Punahou JROTC give a commemorative reading of names of Oahu College students who enlisted on 11 September 1917.
Contact: Arthur N. Tulak; COL, U.S. Army, Ret.; Chairman, Hawaii World War I Centennial Task Force
Punahou School

Honolulu , HI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

Calumet City Liberty Parade
Dates: Monday, September 04, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm

The annual Calumet City, Illinois parade shall be dedicated this year to the commemoration of America's centennial anniversary of entry into the First World War.  Organizations and veterans units who wish to participate are welcome. There is no fee to take part in the parade, but advance registration is required.
Contact: Gene Popa, gene@mycmpd.com
Memorial Park

Calumet City, IL

 

Category: Other

Forgotten Stories of WW1: American Legion & Red Cross
Dates: Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Americans, led by Herbert Hoover, launched massive relief efforts during World War I. Many efforts carried over into the post-war years, like the emergence of the American Legion, to care for veterans in large numbers, and the Red Cross, which mobilized in Europe during the war and again in the U.S. against the influenza pandemic. Phil Hansen of the Minnesota Red Cross and Al Zdon of the Minnesota American Legion will provide a local context for this national story. Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Great War Memorial Cruise
Dates: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Great War - A 6 Night Commemorative River Cruise in Belgium Departures: September 13 & October 3, 2017 OSTEND - BRUGES - KORTRIJK - COMINES - LILLE Day 1: OSTENDPassengers are welcome to board our ship in Ostend starting at 6:00 p.m. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party and have dinner on board. Day 2: OSTEND - BRUGESWe'll spend the morning cruising before arriving late morning in Bruges. We'll set off for an excursion to this picturesque city. Well-known for its lace production and filled with a quaint, old-fashioned charm, Bruges has been ...
Contact: jmcglade@croisieurope.com
River Cruise in Belgium

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Category: Other, Commemoration & Memorial Events

The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict
Dates: Thursday, September 14, 2017

A collection of posters which were once used to rally citizens in Europe and the Americas to do their part in World War I.   For more information about Colorado's involvement in WWI, please visit: www.worldwar1centennial.org/colorado.
Contact: Kristin Bueb-Exhibition Manager and Registrar
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada, CO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Gallipoli Screening
Dates: Friday, September 15, 2017 07:00pm

Gallipoli, 1981 Gallipoli tells the story of the Australian Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire (modern Turkey) in World War I.  One of the few Hollywood movies to illustrate that World War I took place not only on the Western Front in France, Gallipoli tells the story of this pivotal battle through the experience of two young Australian men who travel halfway around the globe to fight for their country.  Gallipoli powerfully depicts the nature of WWI trench warfare and the sacrifice so many made in this important battle. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Gallipoli Screening
Dates: Friday, September 15, 2017 07:00pm

Gallipoli, 1981 Gallipoli tells the story of the Australian Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire (modern Turkey) in World War I. One of the few Hollywood movies to illustrate that World War I took place not only on the Western Front in France, Gallipoli tells the story of this pivotal battle through the experience of two young Australian men who travel halfway around the globe to fight for their country. Gallipoli powerfully depicts the nature of WWI trench warfare and the sacrifice so many made in this important battle. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Saturday, September 16, 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

Anne Penland, WWI Nurse Anesthetist
Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm

Dedication of marker honoring the WWI service of Nurse Anesthetist Anne Penland, who served in the Third Battle of Ypres, July 23-September 10, 1917, and in France from May 1917-February 1919. Speakers will represent the American Association of Anesthetists, Red Cross, VA, and Asheville, NC, history.  Hosted by Edward Buncombe Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of which Anne Penland was a longtime member. The program will include live music, a color guard, and excellent speakers from historical and nursing-related organizations. This is a great reason to come and visit Asheville, NC.
Contact: Luann Nelson, 131luann@gmail.com
Pack Memorial Library

Asheville , NC

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

A Year in the Trenches
Dates: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 08:00pm - 10:00pm

A Year in the Trenches, by NJ playwright James Rana, an engaging theatre piece dramatizing NJ's essential part in The Great War, will be performed as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival in March 2017!  The Stages Festival is a month-long statewide celebration of live theater. NJTA member theaters East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May and the Bickford Theatre of Morristown will be co-producing the event. Full information and details can be found at www.stagesfestival.org in January, 2017. For related information about the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, visit www.njta.org.
Contact: East Lynne Theater Company
The First Presbyterian Church

Cape May, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An exhibit at the Museum of Connecticut History
Dates: Friday, September 22, 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

Dedication of 26th Division Memorial Plaques
Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

Event honoring the centennial of the organization of the 26th "Yankee" Division at Camp Framingham.
Contact: leonid.e.kondratiuk.nfg@mail.mil
Framingham Armory

Framingham, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

26th Division Centennial Ball
Dates: Saturday, September 30, 2017 06:00pm - 11:30pm

Ball commemorating the centennial of the organization of the 26th "Yankee" Division for World War I service.
Contact: leonid.e.kondratiuk.nfg@mail.mil
Putnum Club

Foxboro, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
October, 2017

The Pivotal Year: A Conference on 1917
Dates: Sunday, October 01, 2017

A conference designed for secondary school history teachers to explore the pivotal events of 1917: the American entry into World War I, the war in Europe, and the Russian Revolution.   For more information about Connecticut's involvement in WWI and other commemoration events across the state, please visit: http://ctinworldwar1.org.
Contact: Stephen Armstrong, NEHTA President
University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

Dixie's Great War: World War I and the American South
Dates: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - Saturday, October 07, 2017

Thursday, October 5 5:00-7:00 Opening Reception   Thursday, October 6 8:30-4:15 Symposium 4:30 - 5:30 Closing Reception 7:00 Dinner at Chuck's Fish   Saturday, October 7 Departures 
Contact: John Giggie
Hotel Capstone

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Symposium on Cryptologic History: “Milestones, Memories, and Momentum.”
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The theme for the 2017 National Security Agency’s Center for Cryptologic History Symposium will be "Milestones, Memories, and Momentum." There are many milestones to mark in 2017: the 160th anniversary of the first attempt to span the Atlantic with a telegraph cable, 100 years since both the entry of the United States into World War I and the Russian October Revolution, and 75 years after the World War II battles of Coral Sea and Midway. Our Symposium will take place just a few months before the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and during the 25th year after ...
Contact: history@nsa.gov
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center

Laurel, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

The Blue Max Screening
Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 07:00pm

The Blue Max, 1966 The Blue Max picks up the genre of World War I flying movies laid down in 1930 by The Dawn Patrol and Hell’s Angels, but brings a new complexity to the protagonist flying ace.  In this version of the aviation war film, the lead character is more antihero, dominated by thirst for personal glory at all cost and a lack of respect from his comrades in arms.  Yet, he is found useful by the high command for propaganda to build morale on the home front.  Filmed before the days of computer-generated action scenes, the real flying sequences ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Blue Max Screening
Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 07:00pm

The Blue Max, 1966 The Blue Max picks up the genre of World War I flying movies laid down in 1930 by The Dawn Patrol and Hell’s Angels, but brings a new complexity to the protagonist flying ace.  In this version of the aviation war film, the lead character is more antihero, dominated by thirst for personal glory at all cost and a lack of respect from his comrades in arms.  Yet, he is found useful by the high command for propaganda to build morale on the home front.  Filmed before the days of computer-generated action scenes, the real flying sequences are ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition
November, 2017

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 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

An Exhibit at the Frazier History Museum
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States of America entering into World War I and all the brave men who served, the Frazier History Museum is presenting an exhibit to be on display in the fall of 2017. It will feature photographs, postcards, uniforms, and personal stories from the Great War. Items on display will include a very rare experimental M1 Helmet made by the Ford Motor Company and WWI Trench Art made by soldiers out of found objects. Visitors will also learn about Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor, one of only 16 camps operating in the U.S. during World ...
Contact: Frazier History Museum, 502-753-5663, info@fraziermuseum.org
Frazier History Museum

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Commemoration
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

NSDAR is planning to install a commemorative display of World War I in a display case in the lobby of Eagle City Hall, in Eagle, Idaho during the month of November 2017. The display will highlight the military service of local Idahoan's military service during World War I, as well as the support of their families on the home front.
Contact: boisegrant@gmail.com
Eagle City Hall

Eagle, ID

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

New Jersey and the Great War - New Jersey Historical Commission Public History Conference
Dates: Friday, November 03, 2017 - Saturday, November 04, 2017

The New Jersey Historical Commission will mark the World War I Centennial and the 100th Birthday of Fort Dix with a full day of presentations and activities to be held at the Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst, or what was established in 1917 as Camp Dix. This historic base, which was one of sixteen military training facilities created that year to support the war effort, continued to provide training to thousands of men and women throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, including approximately 227,000 between 2001 and 2015. The event will include tours and presentations on New Jersey ...
Contact: www.history.nj.gov
Joint Base MDL

Joint Base MDL, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

National Veterans Day Parade
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The National Veterans Day Parade was established in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947, 7 years prior to it becoming an official national holiday. Raymond Weeks, of Birmingham, petitioned congress to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day and with the help and support of General Eisenhower and Congressman Ed Rees, was successful. In 1954, the nation celebrated the first official Veterans Day. Each year we focus on a specific era, group or event. This year we will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of WW I and the contributions of the Native Americans in the armed forces.
Contact: Mark Ryan, markryan@nationalveteransday.org
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Forgotten Stories of WW1: 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:30pm

Learn about the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division, a National Guard division based in Minnesota, and its WW1 stories. The division was formed in late summer 1917 and trained for many months at New Mexico's Camp Cody before arriving in France just before the 1918 Armistice. The division went on to have more days in combat during World War II than any other American division, and since September 11, 2001, “Red Bulls” have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. National Guard officers and experts will speak about the division's 100 years of service.  Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together ...
Contact: boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

64th Veterans Day Observance
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:30am - 01:00pm

A patriotic ceremony honoring America’s military members and Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11 a.m., in Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath -laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a ceremony inside the Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb. The event will commence with a prelude concert by The United States Air Force Band at 10:30 a.m., inside the amphitheater. Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early. Every effort is made to perform security screenings quickly and efficiently, but the lines to pass through the screening stations may become lengthy. The ...
Contact: micheal.migliara@va.gov
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

The Lost Squadron Screening
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 07:00pm

The Lost Squadron, 1932 The majority of the story in The Lost Squadron takes place after the war.  The film follows the post-war lives of three World War I pilots who struggle to adjust to civilian life.  Falling back on what they know, they become Hollywood movie pilots.  The plot focuses on a sadistic director who cares little if his stunt pilots live or die, as long as he gets the shot for his film.  Essentially an aviation film within an aviation film, The Lost Squadron provides an interesting behind-the-scenes glimpse at movie-making in the 1930s, while entertaining with an engaging drama. Tickets ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Lost Squadron Screening
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 07:00pm

The Lost Squadron, 1932 The majority of the story in The Lost Squadron takes place after the war.  The film follows the post-war lives of three World War I pilots who struggle to adjust to civilian life.  Falling back on what they know, they become Hollywood movie pilots.  The plot focuses on a sadistic director who cares little if his stunt pilots live or die, as long as he gets the shot for his film.  Essentially an aviation film within an aviation film, The Lost Squadron provides an interesting behind-the-scenes glimpse at movie-making in the 1930s, while entertaining with an engaging drama. Tickets ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Making of Americans: A WWI Home Front Story
Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

The Making of Americans: A WWI Home Front StorySat, Nov 4@2:00p2017 is the centennial celebration of World War I. During the early 20th century Michigan's work force contained a significant number of European immigrants, which became an issue when the U.S. went  to war on their former countries. WWI also presented the United States with a unique opportunity, the establishment of Nationalism, which united immigrant residents and rallied them around their new country. George Creel and the Committee on Public Information who took on the job of combating dissent and creating a patriotic "Home Front", will also be discussed. Our ...
Contact: Beth Sheridan esheridan@orionlibrary.org
The Orion Township Public Library

Lake Orion, MI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Centennial of the formation of the 3rd Infantry Division
Dates: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Centennial of the formation of the 3rd Infantry Division
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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
December, 2017

Observation of the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the first U.S. World War I cemetery
Dates: Friday, December 01, 2017

Suresnes American Cemetery, directly west of Paris, was the first burial site constructed for American soldiers overseas when established in late 1917. The ABMC will solemnly observe the centennial of the creation of the Suresnes Cemetery in December as part of their continued honoring of the American lives lost in the "Great War."
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Suresnes American Cemetery

Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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