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Signature event badge 350Featured: In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I

April 6, 2017 11am, Kansas City, MO

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January, 2017

Kentucky's Flying Aces
Dates: Friday, January 01, 2016 - Sunday, December 31, 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, Kentucky

New Temporary Exhibit: The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in World War I
Dates: Friday, May 27, 2016 - Wednesday, March 01, 2017 08:00am

This new exhibit examines the role of propaganda in shaping public opinion during the war. The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in World War Iwill be on display in our temporary exhibit space until March 2017. 
Contact: visitor.curator@dva.wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Madison, WI

 

Category: Wisconsin

WWI artifact display at the Carrollton Library
Dates: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WWI artifact display at the Carrollton Library.
Contact: Carrollton Library
Carrollton Library

Carrollton, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Combat Uniforms on the Western Front
Dates: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 05:00pm

 Over 30 Original WW1 combat uniforms and equipment of junior officers and ordinary ranks.  Countries  represented are Austria-Hungry, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Great Britain,  France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland,  Russia and the United States. 
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

World War 1 Touring Cars
Dates: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - Monday, December 31, 2018 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,

 

Category: Kentucky, Museums and Exhibitions

WWI films at the Peter White Public Library
Dates: Monday, January 16, 2017 - Friday, May 05, 2017

WWI films at the Peter White Public LibraryAll films to be showing in the Community RoomAdmission is FreeJanuary 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Grand Illusion (1937) Directed by Jean Renoir.February 2 at 12:30p.m. – Testament of Youth (2014) Directed by James Kent.February 13 at 6:30 p.m. – A Very Long Engagement (2004) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.March 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Gallipoli (1981) Directed by Peter Weir.April 10 at 6:30p.m. – Legends of the Fall (1994) Directed by Edward Zwick.April 20 at 6:30 p.m. – War Horse (2011) Directed by Steven Spielberg.May 8 at 6:30 p..m. – Paths of Glory (1957) Directed by Stanley Kubrick.May 11 at ...
Contact: 906 228 9510
Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan
February, 2017

World War I and the Maine Experience
Dates: Friday, February 03, 2017 - Sunday, June 04, 2017

Known as "The War to End All Wars", World War I ended nothing. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of American involvement in the first World War, and an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous impact it continues to have on American politics, society and culture. Our exhibition, World War I and the Maine Experience places emphasis on Maine's attitude towards the conflict, the cultural rhetoric of the period, and the service and sacrifice of Maine citizens on the front and at home. It also explores the role the media played in public opinion, and highlights how Maine's economy, population, and development reflected and ...
Contact: (207) 774–1822
Maine Historical Gallery

Portland, Maine

 

Category: Maine

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - Sunday, September 03, 2017

In the decade before his death, the American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) embraced lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly onto a stone or plate with an oil-based medium. Of the more than 170 lithographs that Bellows produced, twenty belong to his “War Series,” which was immediately controversial when published in 1918.As an illustrator for left-wing periodicals such as the Masses, Bellows was accustomed to addressing social issues pointedly, but he condemned “obvious, heavy propaganda.” Nevertheless, in 1918, with the United States at war, the former pacifist completed a series of prints, drawings, and monumental paintings that was ...
Contact: https://www.colby.edu/museum/exhibition/graphic-matters-george-bellows/
Colby College Museum of Art

Waterville, Maine

 

Category: Maine

"Georgia in the Great War" Exhibit at Georgia Southern Museum
Dates: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia soldiers and civilians and training camps and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.  Closed University holidays  
Contact: .
Georgia Southern Museum

Statesboro, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Laurel’s WWI: From Here to Over There
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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: info@laurelhistoricalsociety.org, Karen Lubieniecki: karenlub2@gmail.com www.laurelhistoricalsociety. org
Laurel Historical Society

Laurel, MD

 

Category: Maryland, Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here and Over There: The United States, Florida, and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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
Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Tallahassee, FL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

World War: America and the Creation of a Superpower
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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

Irwin Library Hosts WWI Exhibits
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Irwin Library, Butler University, marks the war centennial with two exhibits February 13-March 6. The first is a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, "The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines," focusing on Indiana's contributions to the war. The second shows various aspects of the war depicted in sheet music, the cartoons of Indiana artists Gaar Williams and Kin Hubbard, and poetry. A reception will be February 21 from 3:30-5:00. A concert of World War I songs sung by Andrea Axelrod is on February 22 at 7:00 in Butler's Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. All are free and ...
Contact: schildsh@butler.edu
Irwin Library, Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” exhibit at the Library of Congress
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:30am - 04:30pm

“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” Exhibition Opens May 7 First in Series of Library Events to Mark World War I Centennial  An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I will open next month at the Library of Congress. "World War I: American Artists View the Great War" will open on Saturday, May 7 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, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will remain open for a ...
Contact: https://www.loc.gov/
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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

Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War (Mon. - Fri.)
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 09:00am - 04:45pm

Click event title for full information -  Exhibition co-curated by Reference Librarian Linda August and Curator of Prints and Photographs Sarah Weatherwax, this exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into the war and the sacrifices and contributions Philadelphians made to the Allied cause.  More specifically, the exhibition examines the role that the Library Company, its staff and its shareholders, played in supporting the war effort.  Books, photographs, audio clips of World War I era music, home-made Allied flags, a scrapbook, and other ephemera will explore the story of the city and its residents during the war years and their ...
Contact: 215-546-3181
Library Company of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Pennsylvania, Museums and Exhibitions

World War I and American Art - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Samuel M. V. Hamilton Bldg. - Nov. 04, 2016 through Apr. 09, 2017
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

  World War I and American Art  - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  - The first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War - https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/world-war-i-and-american-art  - See PAFA web site for any schedule updates  - Hours - Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  - Wednesday, 10 a.m - 9 p.m.  - Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  - Closed Mondays and legal holidays  - Admission - FREE admission on Sundays during the entire exhibition through April 9, 2017 - Adults: $15 | Seniors (60+): $12  - Students (with ID): $12 | Youth (13-18): $8  - ACCESS cardholders: $2  - Children ...
Contact: 215-972-7600
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Bldg.

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Pennsylvania

They Shall Not Pass | 1916, Exhibit at the National World War 1 Museum and Memorial
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

 July 1 this year will mark 100 years since the start of the Second Battle of the Somme, which lasted until November as the British and French armies failed to break the stalemate of the Western Front. 2016 also marks the centennial of the Battle of Verdun, lasting from February to December 1916, which ended in a French victory at the cost of hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers. Combined, the two battles killed or wounded more than one million Allied soldiers, along with 800,000 German soldiers. Having opened at the The National World War I Museum and Memorial on May ...
Contact:
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 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: Thursday, February 23, 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

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry Lecture and Reception
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2017 04:00pm - 07:00pm

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: Conferences, Shows & Panels

New York WW1 Doughboy Swap & Sale
Dates: Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

The Doughboy Swap & Sale: Announcing the first one-day event in New York City for World War I reenactors to find uniforms and equipment, and to meet others who are passionate about living history. A proper Doughboy impression starts with a basic uniform: At this event, we’ll bring together reenactors and vendors with items specific to World War I, from boots to helmets. There is no cost for admission and no charge for dealer/vendor tables. The event is hosted at the historic Samuel Young Jr. American Legion Post 620 in the Bronx. In one room look for collar discs, overseas caps, haversacks, ...
Contact: Kevin Fitzpatrick: kfitz@bway.net
Samuel Young Jr American Legion Post 620

New York, NY

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events

The Experience of War and Race and WWI
Dates: Sunday, February 26, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering the program theme: The Experience of War and Race and WWI- Advance Registration required at the reference desk or via email to shannon@haverfordlibrary.org- World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society- All Reading and Discussion Groups will be in the Community Room-- Library phone 610-446-3082- Haverford Township Free Library - Community Room- 1601 Darby Road- Havertown, PA 19083 - For more information go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI
Contact: --- 610-446-3082
Haverford Township Free Library - Community Room

Havertown, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Pennsylvania
March, 2017

"World War I in Belgium" Exhibit at the Atlanta History Museum
Dates: Wednesday, March 01, 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

France and the Memory of the Great War Conference
Dates: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - Friday, March 03, 2017

Join keynote speaker Dr. Annette Becker and special guest Dr. Monique Seefried, Commissioner on the United States World War One Centennial Commission, for a conference that will explore the military, political, social, and cultural history of France in the Great War, as well as connections between France and other combatant nations. Held at the University of South Alabama, the conference will feature presentations by dozens of scholars from all relevant disciplines. Call for Papers: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/research/warandmemory/resources/cfp.pdf
Contact: Dr. Susan McCready
University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Alabama

ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY
Dates: Thursday, March 02, 2017 02:30pm

A 12 year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus in 1909, joins a band of Gypsies, becomes a jockey and then works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. Upon reaching New York, Eugene Bullard hops a freighter to Europe and starts earning a living in the boxing ring just as World War 1 breaks out. What follows is the stuff of legend: The French Foreign Leigon, heroism at the Battle of Verdun and a glorious career as the worlds first black fighter pilot in the famous Lafayette Escadrille. ACE: The Eugene Bullard Story is the breathtaking adventure tale of ...
Contact: 706-327-3688
The McClure Theatre

Columbus, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Georgia

San Diego and the Great War:1914-1919
Dates: Friday, March 03, 2017 08:30am - 05:00pm

The Congress of History of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the San Diego Veterans Museum at Balboa Park are co-sponsoring a two-day conference commemorating the role the greater San Diego region played during the war. Speakers will discuss how the war and its aftermath were the catalysts that contributed to the region's development into a major modern U.S. naval base.
Contact: alexdbevil@yahoo.com
San Diego Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

San Diego, CA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Was it a Great War? The Political and Social Consequences of World War I
Dates: Friday, March 03, 2017 - Saturday, March 04, 2017 06:30pm - 12:00am

A symposium featuring a keynote address by author, Adam Hochschild, and panelists Richard Fogarty, Susan Grayzel, Andrew Huebner, Jennifer Keene, Michelle Moyd, Michael Neiberg, Stephen Ortiz, and Tammy Proctor.
Contact: Heather Confessore: h.confessore@tcu.edu
Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

William C. Gorgas and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017

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: Alabama, Museums and Exhibitions

Festival Celebrating Arkansas Women's Contributions/Experiences during World War I
Dates: Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm

Festival Celebrating Arkansas Women's Contributions/Experiences during World War I Brought to you by: AWHI Women's History Month Event Using booths, living history vignettes, presentations, and children's activities, the festival will be for the whole family and will provide an educational emphasis showcasing women's contributions and experiences during World War I.  This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: contactawhi@gmail.com
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Little Rock, AR

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Arkansas

"Lafayette, We Are Here!" America Enters the First World War
Dates: Saturday, March 04, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

On March 4th, a joint exhibition between the Veteran and Military Affairs Office and the Gorgas House entitled, "Lafayette We Are Here!" American Enters The First World War will open. The exhibit highlights the University of Alabama's and the State of Alabama's contributions to the war effort. The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of Houser Hall during regular business hours.
Contact: Alex Karagas Bynum (205) 348-0983 akbynum@sa.ua.edu
Houser Hall

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Category: Alabama, Museums and Exhibitions

The Great War in Broad Outlines
Dates: Monday, March 06, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

"The Great War in Broad Outlines" at the Nicholson Gallery     March 6, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Contact: .
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

Paducah During World War 1
Dates: Tuesday, March 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,

 

Category: Kentucky, Museums and Exhibitions

World War 1 and the Red Cross: Lunch and Learn with Dr. Julia F. Irwin
Dates: Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:30am - 01:00pm

In celebration of American Red Cross Month, historian and author Julia Irwin speaks about the importance of the Red Cross during World War I. Dr. Irwin will sign copies of her acclaimed book Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening. Free program; bring your own lunch or purchase one ($5 for Museum members / $10 for non-members). Please reserve your spot and let us know if you would like a lunch by signing up at https://wwimar9.eventbrite.com. For more information, please visit http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/
Contact: Barton.lisa@flhistoriccapitol.gov
Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Tallahassee, FL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Florida World War I Stories and Resources: Lunch and Learn with Local Historians
Dates: Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:30am - 01:00pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, Michelle Sunset, Exhibits Manager at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and Kathryn Palmer, Archives Historian for the State Archives of Florida, discuss notable Florida collections and resources related to World War I. Free program; bring your own lunch or purchase one ($5 for Museum members / $10 for non-members). Please reserve your spot and let us know if you would like a lunch by signing up at up at https://wwiapr6.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Barton.lisa@flhistoriccapitol.gov
Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Tallahassee, FL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Museums and Exhibitions

Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer
Dates: Thursday, March 09, 2017 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Join us at Alexander Library for the opening reception and the 31st annual Louis Faugères Bishop Lecture by Dr. Virginia A. Dilkes on the subject of “Through the Eyes of a WWI Combat Engineer,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The lecture will also be the opening reception of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Spring 2017 exhibition “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!”: New Jersey in the Great War. The exhibition, commemorating the Centennial of the Great War, 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 ...
Contact: Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
Alexander S. Archibald Library

New Brunswick, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, New Jersey

"To Hell or Hoboken!" New Jersey in the Great War
Dates: Friday, March 10, 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, New Jersey

Noontime Art Talk: Men at War: George Bellows and World War I
Dates: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00pm

Justin McCann and Diana Tuite, co-curators of Graphic Matters, in conversation about George Bellows’s “War Series.”
Contact: https://www.colby.edu/museum/2017/01/11/noontime-george-bellows/
Colby College Museum of Art

Waterville, Maine

 

Category: Maine

Citizen Artists: World War I and the Creative Economy Symposium
Dates: Saturday, March 11, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

Click event title for full information -  This two-day symposium examines the creative contributions of American artists and citizens before, during and after World War I.  Conversations will consider the relationship between military conflict and visual culture, the deployment of everyday citizens in the pursuit of national agendas through art and art-making, evolving racial and gender roles, and the interminglings of memory and mythology in understanding our own history.  Tours with local cultural partners will expand the conversation into other disciplines through the examination of special World War I related collections around the city in smaller groups. Interested attendees will have ...
Contact: 215-972-7600
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Historic Landmark Building

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Pennsylvania

Baltimore Bravery: Ready to Serve, A One-Woman Show
Dates: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 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: Abingdon Library, 410-638-3990
Abingdon Library

Abingdon, MD

 

Category: Maryland

Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I
Dates: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Monday, March 13, 2017 05:00pm

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, New Jersey

1917: How One Year Changed the World
Dates: Friday, March 17, 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

Georgia World War 1 Centennial Commission meeting
Dates: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00pm - 03:00pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12 noon – 3 p.m., same location at Atlanta History Center
Contact: Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Foxwell
Dates: Sunday, March 26, 2017 02:00am

Native Marylander, journalist, and historian Elizabeth Foxwell visits to discuss her anthology In Their Own Words: American Women in World War I. The book presents first-person accounts by American women who served in World War I, who often faced discrimination, danger, and even death in their desire to serve their country, the men in combat, and the civilians suffering the effects of war.Historically, we tend to think of women in the military as caregivers and while those roles were the most prevalent open to women in the military at the time, they also served in less lady-like roles, as ...
Contact: Jarrettsville Library, 410-692-7887
Jarrettsville Library

Jarrettsville, MD

 

Category: Maryland

Workshop at the Carroll County Veterans’ Building on the history of WWI
Dates: Monday, March 27, 2017

Workshop at the Carroll County Veterans’ Building on the history of WWI, Carroll County’s participation in WWI, and genealogical search on relatives who served in WWI
Contact: Carroll County
Carroll County Veterans' Building

, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Georgia

Lecture: “Ready to Serve,” the story of the 64 Johns Hopkins nurses who served in France in WWI
Dates: Monday, March 27, 2017 07:00pm

Lecture:  “Ready to Serve,” the story of the 64 Johns Hopkins nurses who served in France in WWIBy Ellouise Schoettler Oconee County Library1080 Experiment Station RoadWatkinsville, GA 30677706-769-3950
Contact: 706-769-3950
Oconee County Library

Watkinsville, GA

 

Category: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Georgia

World War I, Sex, and Gender
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Caroline Radesky, a History PhD student at the University of Iowa, will discuss the experiences of same-sex desiring Americans as they traveled and engaged with sexualities outside the US during World War I.  Room 507.This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The 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: Joyce Garczynski · Assistant University Librarian for Development & Communications, t. 410-704-5168 · jgarczynski@towson
Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University

Towson, Maryland

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Maryland

ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY
Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017 07:30pm

A 12 year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus in 1909, joins a band of Gypsies, becomes a jockey and then works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. Upon reaching New York, Eugene Bullard hops a freighter to Europe and starts earning a living in the boxing ring just as World War 1 breaks out. What follows is the stuff of legend: The French Foreign Leigon, heroism at the Battle of Verdun and a glorious career as the worlds first black fighter pilot in the famous Lafayette Escadrille. ACE: The Eugene Bullard Story is the breathtaking adventure tale of ...
Contact: 706-327-3688
The McClure Theatre

Columbus, GA

 

Category: Georgia
April, 2017

The War to End All Wars: A Look Back at the First World War I
Dates: Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. On Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. Henry J. Foresman will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives that will examine the political and diplomatic reasons why America decided to send troops to support the allied war effort. This presentation will provide an overview of America’s contribution to the allied military operations in Europe and will explore the life of the American soldiers who were sent to France to fight in “the war to end all wars.” Henry J. Foresman, Jr. is a retired Colonel ...
Contact: thomas.summers@state.de.us
Delaware Public Archives

Dover, DE

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

WWI Commemoration Event
Dates: Saturday, April 01, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm

Wharton, NJ, February 15, 2017 – A World War I Commemoration Event will be held in the Post Hall at the William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ, on Saturday, April 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature artifacts from museums and private collectors, audio and visual presentations from historians and by re-enactors from across New Jersey will occur throughout the afternoon. Exhibits will be interactive and will include visual displays and artifacts from the World War I era. Historians will be on hand to share the history of Wharton ...
Contact: Amery Vasso
The American Legion William J. Hocking Post 91

Wharton, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives
Dates: Sunday, April 02, 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

The Spirit of Devotion: Massachusetts General Hospital and the First World War
Dates: Monday, April 03, 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

World War I Concert at the Virginia War Memorial
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

A special concert featuring the music of the time and an “Historical Interpreter” to help bring it all to life.
Contact:

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Category: Virginia

Maxwell Air Force Base Sculpture Dedication
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

To commemorate the centennial of the entry of the United States air service into World War One and the centennial of Alabama's entry in to the war, join Maxwell Air Force Base in the unveiling of the new Daedalus sculpture by James Butler, R.A.  
Contact:
Maxwell Air Force Base

, AL

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Alabama

Georgia and the Great War through World War I Posters
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Friday, March 30, 2018

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

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

War Poetry Celebration
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

Grade 10 students from the American International School in Chennai will study the events and poetry of WWI. As part of their study, they will produce original "war poems" that capture the details and sentiments experienced by soldiers of the war. These poems will be translated into French and read at a ceremony on April 6, 2017, to commemorate the launching of US forces in France in 1917. In addition to a student audience, we will invite guests from our American, French, and Indian communities to speak about the sacrifices and accomplishments made from these respective militaries. The poems, in ...
Contact: direction.chennai@mlfmonde.org
American International School - Chennai

Chennai,

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

World War I and America
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:30am - 08:00pm

One of two centerpiece events in the Library of America's two-year national initiative WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA, an NEH-supported program bringing veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand. Featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg and bestselling author Sebastian Junger.
Contact: bmccarthy@loa.org
New York University's Hemmerdinger Hall

New York, NY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924 Atlanta History Center
Contact: ,
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

Fort Worth WWI Commemoration
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The entry of the United States into the First World War will be commemorated in Fort Worth Texas on the site of the former Camp Bowie at Veterans Memorial. For more information, please visit: https://foursquare.com/v/veterans-memorial-park/4f36ce87e4b0f4cfddefaa88
Contact: jhodgson@ftwaviation.com
Fort Worth Veterans Memorial

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

WWI Symposium
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

WWI SymposiumLectures and papers delivered on the history of WWI and its connection to the Upper Peninsula.April 6 Mead Auditorium, Northern Michigan UniversityTime: TBA
Contact: 906 227 2912
Mead Auditorium, Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

John's Creek Veteran's Association Commemoration of U.S. Entry Into World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 08:00am

Johns Creek Veterans Association commemoration of U.S. entry into World War IApril 6, 2017Afternoon-evening time to be announcedPark Place, in the Johns Creek Veterans Association Memorial Walk
Contact: Johns Creek
Johns Creek Veterans Association Memorial Walk

Johns Creek, GA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Georgia

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 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

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 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

Red Rocks Community College- 3rd Annual Experiential Learning Event- WWI
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm

Centering around WWI, this educational event focuses on the era from 1910 - 1925. Organized by the Red Rocks Community College’s History and Theatre departments, this event is open to the public! Join us for a day full of activities that will include: Museum exhibits Historical guest speakers Flyover of military aircraft 1920s car exhibit Vaudeville shows  Dance lessons Jazz trio Presentations/exhibits from academic departments High school student essay contest Staff and students in period costumes
Contact: Linnie.pawlek@rrcc.edu
Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, COO

 

Category: Colorado

Iowa World War I Centennial Proclamation Signing
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am

The signing of Iowa's proclamation recognizing the centennial of World War I by Governor Terry E. Branstad.
Contact: Michael Vogt
Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, iowa

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 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

Grand Opening of the World War 1 Display
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

Come celebrate the grand opening of the World War 1 Room at the Maryland Museum of Military History, Fifth Regiment Armory in honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States entry in to World War 1.  
Contact: Dan Pyle, email: daniel.r.pyle3.nfg@mail.mil; t: 410-576-1496
Maryland Museum of Military History, Fifth Regiment Armory

Baltimore , MD

 

Category: Maryland, Museums and Exhibitions

In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:00am

On April 6, 1917, the United States officially entered World War I, a war that changed our nation and the world forever. On April 6, 2017, thousands in attendance, as well as those watching remotely from across the nation and around the world, will see the United States commemorate this turning point in our nation’s and the world’s history with ceremonies hosted by the United States World WarI Centennial Commission at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
Contact: webmaster@worldwar1centennial.org
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Signature Events, Commission Endorsed Event

A Declaration of War: Commemorating the United States Entry into WWI
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:00pm

DESCRIPTION: The first of a series of Centenary Programs, the commemoration blends first person accounts, newspaper readings from the local press, historical interpretation of the conflict, reenactors, and period music to give the audience a better context for the war. The program will take place at the court house where the draft registration board met and the first conscripts marched off to the Great War. Limited bus funding is available for Ocean County schools to send students on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Nicholas Wood: 732.929.4779 (NWood@co.ocean.nj.us)
Ocean County Courthouse One

Toms River, NJ

 

Category: New Jersey

Fighting Doughboys: Massachusetts Called to Arms in WWI
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 05:30pm - 08:00pm

Panel Discussion on April 6, 2017, the Centennial of the United States entry into WWI, at the Howard Gotlieb Center- BU Sponsored by BU, WorldBoston, the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts WWI Centennial Commission. Refreshments provided.
Contact: Stephen Taber 646-415-0612
Howard Gotliebe Center - BU

Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Shiloh-First World War Hike
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017

As a part of its annual anniversary hikes, on 7 April 2017 Shiloh National Military Park will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh and the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into the First World War with an all-day hike comparing the two periods of military history. Please contact Dr. Jeff Gentsch, Department of History and Social Sciences at the University of West Alabama, jgentsch@uwa.edu for more details.
Contact: Dr. Jeff Gentsch jgentsch@uwa.edu
Shiloh National Military Park

Savannah, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Alabama

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 07, 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

Britten's War Requiem
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017 07:00pm - 11:00pm

Conductor Grant Llewellyn leads the North Carolina Symphony in a monumental masterpiece for orchestra and chorus that illustrates the power of the human spirit — the Britten War Requiem. Pre-Concert panelists and exhibit in lobby 7 PM Concert begins at 8 PM
Contact: lerae.umfleet@ncdcr.gov
Meymandi Concert Hall

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Maxwell Air Force Base Airshow: From Legacy to Horizon
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - Sunday, April 09, 2017

To commemorate the centennial of the entry of the United States air service into World War One, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL will host a two-day Centenary Airshow, featuring American and international aircraft and a special appearance of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.  Learn more about the event at: http://www.maxwell.af.mil/AirShow.aspx
Contact: http://www.maxwell.af.mil/AirShow.aspx
Maxwell Air Force Base

, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Alabama

The Great War: World War I at Midway Village
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Great War:  World War I at Midway Village Two Incredible Days of Military History Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL Midway Village Museum will host the fifth annual, The Great War Event, a World War I military event featuring re-enactors portraying soldiers and civilians from the United States, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary in the museum’s 13-acre Village this April, 2017. Visitors engage in history with the opportunity to walk near encampments and tour a reproduction three-bunker trench, talk to more than 220 re-enactors about life ...
Contact: Lonna L. Converso
Midway Village Museum

Rockford, IL

 

Category: Illinois

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017

Opening April 8, 2017, this interactive multimedia exhibit will commemorate the centennial and focus on North Carolina’s role in the “war to end all wars” on the western front in France and Belgium. Leading up to the exhibit, the Museum of History will present two September events:— a documentary film with panel discussion and the opening of a teaser case for the exhibit— and release a series of 29 educational videos related to World War I. For more information, please visit http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/
Contact:
North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI Commemoration Month - Kick Off!
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Saturday the 8th: Museum tours and roving interpretation Afternoon Speaker, The Boal Troop WWI Exhibit reveal (three cases) Kids Museum Scavenger Hunt Sunday the 9th: Museum tours and roving interpretation Afternoon Speaker, History of the 28th Inf. Div. in WWI WWI Exhibit talk Kids Museum Scavenger Hunt
Contact: tgum@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Over Here, Over There: America Goes to War
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

The MacArthur Memorial and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum will host a one-day symposium focusing on the year 1917 – specifically the 100th Anniversary of the Norfolk Naval Base as well as the embarkation, arrival, and early actions of US troops in France. A series of lectures on these topics will be followed by the opening of a new 5000sq foot WWI Exhibit at the MacArthur Memorial. This event is free and open to the public. Registration will open in January 2017.
Contact: amanda.williams@norfolk.gov
The MacArthur Memorial Museum

Norfolk, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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: lerae.umfleet@ncdcr.gov
North Carolina Museum of History

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

North Carolina and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

A solemn wreath laying ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol will open a day full of activities and events to commemorate the United States' decision to enter World War I. A major museum exhibit will open at the Museum of History and the North Carolina Symphony will have two performances of Britten's War Requiem. The ceremony and exhibit opening are free.
Contact: lerae.umfleet@ncdcr.gov
North Carolina State Captiol

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Over Here, Over There
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 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

Over There with O'Ryan's Roughnecks: The 27th Division under British Command, 1918
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 02:00pm - 03:30pm

The 27th Infantry Division, New York's Own, was one of two U.S. Army divisions to serve under foreign command during World War I. John Bessette will give an overview of the formation of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Division, its training in America and with the British in France, its deployment in the trenches, and its role in breaking the Hindenburg Line. He will also discuss the experiences of several representative New York State Doughboys, particularly their interactions and relationships with their British and Australian counterparts.
Contact: richard.l.goldenberg.mil@mail.mil
New York State Military Museum

Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Won the War, Lost the Peace: The Centennial Legacy of World War One
Dates: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

“Won the War, Lost the Peace: The Centennial Legacy of World War One.” The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium is a two-day event hosted at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The only program of its kind at an American university, this unique and powerful program invites distinguished authors and experts in the fields of military history, intelligence, or current affairs to campus for social events, book signings, presentations, classroom sessions, and a moderated panel discussion on the theme for the year. Featured guests include: COL Robert Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), commissioner for the World War I Centennial Commission and Deputy Secretary of the ...
Contact: Lindsay Lord: llord@norwich.edu
Norwich University

Northfield, VT

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

World War I Memorabilia Night
Dates: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 07:00pm - 08:45pm

Community members and organizations are invited to bring and share their World War I attic finds.- Library phone 610-446-3082- Haverford Township Free Library - Community Room- 1601 Darby Road- Havertown, PA 19083- - For more information go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI
Contact: 610-446-3082
Haverford Township Free Library - Community Room

Havertown, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Pennsylvania

Free Talk: WWI Author at Monmouth University
Dates: Thursday, April 13, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Celebrated author Geoff Dyer will speak at Monmouth University about his highly acclaimed book on war and remembrance, The Missing of the Somme, on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 pm in Pollak Theatre. The event, sponsored by the Department of History and Anthropology, is free and open to the public. Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, ...
Contact: mziobro@monmouth.edu
Pollack Theater - Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

 

Category: New Jersey

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, April 15, 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

WWI Commemoration / Speakers and Tours
Dates: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Saturday the 15th: Morning Speaker, History of WWI Afternoon Speaker, John Stevens, Ph.D., Maj. Gen. (Ret.) – History of the 28th Inf. Div. in WWI Museum tours and roving interpretation
Contact: tgum@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Maine in World War I
Dates: Monday, April 17, 2017 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Maine Military Museum and Learning center will be running a World War I exhibit, featuring two large glass cases of WW I artifacts, five fully dressed mannequins, twenty five - thirty framed original posters and unit photos, a massive WW I US Army officers shipping trunk from the 30th Division, trunks from WW I Aero Service & WWI Tank Corp, and a tableau of a "Yank" in a bombed out building. The exhibit will run from April 17, 2017 to November 11, 2018.
Contact: http://mainemilitarymuseum.info/contact-us/
Maine Military Museum

South Portland, Maine

 

Category: Maine

Chautauqua Speaker- Jeannette Rankin
Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am

Jeannette Rankin: America's Conscience  Suffragist, pacifist, and social reformer, Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only representative to vote against US entry into both world wars. Portayed by Mary Jane Bradbury.
Contact: brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Lakewood, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Chautauqua Speaker- Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War at Home
Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 01:30pm - 02:30pm

Teddy Roosevelt, counsel for Taft, Wilson and whoever would listen, was one of the most powerful voices expressing the importance of US engagement in Europe instead of "ignoble peace".
Contact: brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Red Rocks Community College, The Den

Lakewood, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Alabama Historical Association Annual Meeting
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Alabama Historical Association's 70th Annual Meeting in Auburn will have several panels focusing on World War One and the Great War's Alabama connections.  Call for Papers: Alabama Historical Association Call for Papers
Contact: Dr. Ben H. Severance bseveran@aum.edu
Auburn

Auburn, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Alabama

War and Suffrage: 1917, the year of Turmoil
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

ISHS announces theme for 2017 Illinois History Symposium The 2017 Illinois History Symposium committee has announced the theme for its 2017 event: "War and Suffrage: 1917, the year of Turmoil." A general call for papers about Illinois's involvement in the war--battalions, regiments, units, and individuals, including soldiers, nurses, ambulance drivers, civilian support staff, and other aspects of the war (pacifism, peace coalitions, American-Germans and their trials)--, as well the topic of Woman Suffrage in in Illinois during the year 1917, will be considered. The Symposium will be held in Springfield at Lincoln Land Community College April 20-22, 2017. Send proposal ...
Contact: William Furry, Executive Director
Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, IL

 

Category: Illinois

War and Suffrage: 1917, the year of Turmoil
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

ISHS announces theme for 2017 Illinois History Symposium The 2017 Illinois History Symposium committee has announced the theme for its 2017 event: "War and Suffrage: 1917, the year of Turmoil." A general call for papers about Illinois's involvement in the war--battalions, regiments, units, and individuals, including soldiers, nurses, ambulance drivers, civilian support staff, and other aspects of the war (pacifism, peace coalitions, American-Germans and their trials)--, as well the topic of Woman Suffrage in in Illinois during the year 1917, will be considered. The Symposium will be held in Springfield at Lincoln Land Community College April 20-22, 2017. Send proposal ...
Contact: William Furry, Executive Director
Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, IL

 

Category: Illinois

Chautauqua Speakers- Jeannette Rankin and Theodore Roosevelt
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm

Jeannette Rankin: America's Conscience and Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War at Home Suffragist, pacifist, and social reformer, Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only representative to vote against US entry into both world wars. Portayed by Mary Jane Bradbury. Teddy Roosevelt, counsel for Taft, Wilson and whoever would listen, was one of the most powerful voices expressing the importance of US engagement in Europe instead of "ignoble peace".
Contact: brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Metropolitan State University- Tivoli Student Union, 320ABC (Copy)

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Art, Culture, and Race: The Legacy of World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Dr. Jonathan Vincent, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University will discuss the impact of World War I on the arts, culture, and race.This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The 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: Joyce Garczynski, Assistant University Librarian for Development & Communications, t. 410-704-5168 · jgarczynski@towson.
Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University

Towson, Maryland

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Maryland

World War I Keynote: Dr. Mary L. Dudziak
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Three Lives, A Lifeboat and America's March Toward War. Dr. Dudziak is a leading US legal historian, and her lecture will recount the story of how a lifeboat adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in February 1917 was at the center of an explosive political movement as the country and the president shifted toward declaring war. 
Contact: brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Metro State University - Tivoli Student Union

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Become a part of the Virginia Profiles of Honor project
Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

Profiles of Honor, a 36-ft. "museum on wheels," will bring to life Virginia’s integral role in both World War I and World War II. Attendees of the Legion of Valor's annual meeting and others 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 comes to City Center at Oyster Point on April 21-22, 2017.
Contact: cmorales@nnva.gov
City Center at Oyster Point

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

World War I Keynote: Dr. Mary L. Dudziak
Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Three Lives, A Lifeboat and America's March Toward War. Dr. Dudziak is a leading US legal historian, and her lecture will recount the story of how a lifeboat adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in February 1917 was at the center of an explosive political movement as the country and the president shifted toward declaring war.
Contact: brenner@coloradohumanities.org
Regis University, Peter Claver Hall #315 (Copy)

Denver, CO

 

Category: Colorado

WWI Encampment and Bivouac
Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

Saturday the 22nd: Three presentations; Gas Warfare, Tank Warfare & WWI Nurses Museum tours and roving interpretation WWI Reenactor Encampment Sunday the 23rd: WWI Movie, "The Battle of the Somme" (or other appropriate films) Museum tours and roving interpretation WWI Reenactor Encampment
Contact: tgum@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Virginia International Tattoo
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Signature Events, Commission Endorsed Event

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, New Jersey

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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Conferences, Shows & Panels, 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

Virginia International Tattoo
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Signature Events, Commission Endorsed Event

Virginia International Tattoo
Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017 02:30pm

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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Signature Events, Commission Endorsed Event
May, 2017

Georgia World War 1 Centennial Commission meeting
Dates: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 12:00pm - 03:00pm

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 National Infantry Center Museum boardroom Fort Benning/Columbus, Ga. 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Contact: 706-255-6046
Fort Benning

fort benning, GA

 

Category: Georgia

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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Conferences, Shows & Panels, Georgia

Downton Abbey Dance with music from WWI era
Dates: Friday, May 05, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Downton Abbey Dance with music from WWI eraThursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm. Peter White Public Library, Community RoomThe Westerly Winds Big Band will be performing music of the World War eras. Décor will be in a Downton Abbey theme and attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite Downton decade style. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission charge. Downton Abbey is the popular Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning British-American television series created by Julian Fellowes that aired for on PBS' Masterpiece series from 2011-2015. Set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 ...
Contact: 906 228 9510
Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

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

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

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.   
Contact: poetjhwriter@icloud.com
Share Fair Nation

Lakewood, CO

 

Category: Colorado

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

Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance
Dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30am - 05:00pm

Called "The Great War" and more optimistically "The War to End All Wars," World War I changed the world's political map and the fabric of European civilization.  For more than four years, from 1914 to 1918, more than 17 million people perished in an unprecedented maelstrom of destruction, but the consequences extended beyond casualties and physical damage.Explore the events, history and effects of World War I using medals, coins and paper currency! This exhibition will run through November 2018.   
Contact: dmudd@money.org
The American Numismatic Assoc.'s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Category: Colorado

Meet The Author: Mitchell Yockelson
Dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017 06:30pm

Military historian Mitchell Yockelson recounts the critical time in 1918 when the U.S. military proved itself to be more than worthy opponents to the Germans, and General Pershing a worldwide hero. Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I is told from the perspective of Pershing and his replacement, General Liggett, and featuring some of our greatest personalities of the 20th century—MacArthur, Patton, Truman, George C. Marshall—Yockelson’s masterful telling is a critical look at how an untested group of American soldiers, and one exemplary leader, helped bring WWI to a ...
Contact: Bel Air Library, 410-638-3151
Bel Air Library

Bel Air, MD

 

Category: Maryland

Arsenal for 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 Controvich
Springfield Armory National Historic Site (Copy)

Springfield, MA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Centennial of the Selective Service Act
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Category: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Georgia

Buffalo Soldiers of WWI
Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Our nation's development is marked with a rich tapestry woven with the diligent work of many diverse ethnic groups. Contributions of people of color are often omitted, making our nation's story less than complete. This presentation on African American's participation in World War I is meant to enhance and complete the story of that era.
Contact: mosgood@arvadacenter.org
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada, CO

 

Category: Colorado

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, Maryland

Uncle Sam: I Want You! World War I and the American Poster
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Saturday, March 31, 2018

Uncle Sam: I Want You! World War I and the American Poster Atlanta History Center
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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

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, Alabama

Writing from the Trenches: War in Fiction writing workshop
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2017 09:00am - 12:00pm

Using some of our well-known works of wartime fiction including All Quiet on the Western Front, The Red Badge of Courage and The Things They Carried participants will be invited to write their own war stories. Whether you are a veteran with a story to tell, a writer who wants to try your hand at a new genre, or someone who simply enjoys a good war story, you will examine effective storytelling techniques. All levels welcome.  Registration: $30  Limit of 10 participants For more information- Please call the Arvada Center Box Office 720-898-7200  
Contact: lisa-l@arvadacenter.org
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (Copy)

Arvada, CO

 

Category: Colorado

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

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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Georgia

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 ...
Contact:
Brookwood American Cemetery

Woking, Surrey

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, ABMC

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."
Contact:
Naval Monument at Gibraltar

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, ABMC

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.
Contact:
Naval Monument at Brest

St. Nazaire, Brittany

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, ABMC

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
June, 2017

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

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

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

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, ABMC

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

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 living history series in Garrett College Auditorium Wednesday, July 5                    General John Pershing               Thursday, July 6                        W.E.B. Du Bois                         Friday, July 7                            Woodrow Wilson    “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
GARRETT COLLEGE Auditorium

McHenry , Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series at the Center for the Arts Theatre at CCBC  Friday, July 7                            General John Pershing  Saturday, July 8                        W.E.B. Du Bois             Sunday, July 9                          Woodrow Wilson   “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY

Catonsville , Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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

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 living history series at, Elkton Central Library. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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, ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
CECIL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Elkton, Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series at the Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bel Air, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series. 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. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND

La Plata, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series at the Elkton Station Performing Arts Hall “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
CECIL COLLEGE ELKTON STATION

Elkton, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series. Wednesday, July 12                  General John Pershing  Thursday, July 13                      W.E.B. Du Bois             Friday, July 14                          Woodrow Wilson   “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the 1914 assassination ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-GERMANTOWN, Globe Hall, High Technology Building

Germantown, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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 living history series. “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. 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 ...
Contact: Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhc.org
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Maryland

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, ABMC
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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Georgia

Centennial Commemoration of the Departure of the 167th Alabama Regiment (Rainbow Division) to France
Dates: Monday, August 28, 2017 09:00am

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:
Union Station

Montgomery, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Alabama
September, 2017

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

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, July 29, 2018 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, New Jersey

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, New Jersey

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

Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War
Dates: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - Sunday, June 10, 2018

“During the progress of the 20 months from April 1917 to November 1918, Bath was utterly transformed.” - Henry Wilson Owen, The Edward Clarence Plummer History of Bath, Maine, 1926 The significance of naval and merchant ships, and by extension the shipyards that built them, was more uncontested in the unprecedented searing magnitude of the first World War – when land armies had yet to become highly mechanized, and air power was a novelty – than it was in the grim repeat of WWII. Bath and other Maine coastal communities with long-standing shipbuilding reputations felt the war-fever flush of national attention (and ...
Contact: http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/exhibits/pull-together/
Maine Maritime Museum

Bath, Maine

 

Category: Maine

Wisconsin World War I Symposium
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017

 WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM OCTOBER 27- 28, 2017 The Wisconsin World War I Centennial Commission, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society, and War in Society and Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.     Speakers: Bruno Cabanes, Holly Case, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiberg.Scheduled: Featured Speakers, paper presentations, and exhibits and tours at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Wisconsin Historical Society. *Detailed schedule coming soon*Call for Papers: more information coming soonRegistration: more information coming soonHotel Information: more information coming soon     The symposium will take place at the following locations:Overture Center201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 West Mifflin ...
Contact: Steven Oreck, sloreck@wisc.edu
Madison, WI

Madison, WI

 

Category: Wisconsin
November, 2017

New Jersey and the Great War - New Jersey Historical Commission Public History Conference
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 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, New Jersey

Pack Up Your Troubles: The Music of the Great War
Dates: Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:30am

DESCRIPTION: Featuring the award-winning baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan, A Silent Night will engage visitors in discussion about and songs from the Great War. A sample of the artists’ new collaboration can be found: http://www.igg.me/at/a-silent-night Limited bus funding is available for Ocean County schools to send students on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact: Nicholas Wood: 732.929.4779 (NWood@co.ocean.nj.us)
Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ

 

Category: New Jersey

A Silent Night: A WWI Centenary Tribute in Song
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2017 07:00pm

DESCRIPTION: Description: Reprising their performance for a general audience, the award-winning baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan will perform a selection from their upcoming album, A Silent Night: A WWI Centenary Tribute in Song.  A sample of the artists’ new collaboration can be found: http://www.igg.me/at/a-silent-night Tickets can be purchased by calling the box-office: (732) 255-0500
Contact: Venue Box Office: 732.255.0500
Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (Copy)

Toms River, NJ

 

Category: New Jersey

Re-Opening of Visitor Contact Station at Chateau-Thierry Monument
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

The American Battle Monuments Commission will be formally re-open the visitor contact station at the Chateau-Thierry Monument on Armistice Day 2017. The Chateau-Thierry Monument was dedicated in 1937 in honor to the French and American men who fought in the Aisle-Marne and Oise-Marne offensives of June 1918. The visitor station serves to give visitors the chance to more fully understand the tremendous hardships faced by Allied soldiers on that site, as well as better understand the battle's significance in bringing an end to the conflict. 
Contact:
Chateau-Thierry American Monument

Chateau-Thierry, Aisne

 

Category: ABMC

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

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: Michigan WW1 Centennial Event, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Georgia
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."
Contact:
Suresnes American Cemetery

Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, ABMC

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