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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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How World War1 Changed Richmond
Dates: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

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

Richmond, CA

 

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

National Museum of American History Presents "Advertising War"
Dates: Friday, March 24, 2017 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

Washington, D.C

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

National Museum of American History presents "John J Pershing & WWI"
Dates: Monday, March 27, 2017 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

Washington, D.C

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00am - 04:00pm

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

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Topeka, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Presentations at the Orland Park Public Library
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Each 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 support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Outreach Services Program) • 05 March: Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies World War I and America Exhibit Opener• 07 March: World War I and America Roundtable 1• 09 March: Over There – The United States Enters World War I, 1917• 15 March: Artillery Scout – An Evening with Author James Bilder• 17 ...
Contact: Kelly A. Cuci, Head of Outreach Services
Orland Park Public Library

Orland Park, IL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions

THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM COMMEMORATES WWI CENTENNIAL WITH EXHIBITION OPENING
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Columbus, GA

 

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

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I Traveling Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

, AR

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Winds and Words of War: a Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Winds and Words of War: a Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Camp Dodge, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Waterloo, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

West Branch, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Northfield, VT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 08:00am

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

Redlands, CA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Tallahassee, FL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The World War is Georgia's War
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Statesboro, GA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Denton, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War (Mon. - Fri.)
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 09:00am - 04:45pm

Click event title for full information -  Through April 21, 2017 - 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 ...
Contact: 215-546-3181
Library Company of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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: Tuesday, March 28, 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

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

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

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00am - 06:00pm

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

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Canton, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00pm - 05:00pm

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

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Paris, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

Hudson Maxim - WWI-Era Inventor Presentation
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

The Morris County Historical Society is proud to announce Mr. Martin Kane, local historian, author, and president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, will give a special presentation on Hudson Maxim, Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at MCHS’s Acorn Hall in Morristown. Mr. Kane will share little known information on Hudson Maxim, a highly respected, local innovator who held a patent for smokeless gunpowder, invented a variety of high explosives, and designed a torpedo-proof ship. Maxim, well ahead of his time, advocated for a national armaments movement prior to the United States’ entry into WWI, and was an early ...
Contact: Ann Curry, 973-267-3465
Morris County Historical Society

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

American Experience: The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 06:00pm - 07:30pm

The Kennedy Library and WGBH partner for an exclusive preview and discussion of the new American Experience series, The Great War. Executive Producer Mark Samels, Series Producer Amanda Pollak, MIT Associate Professor of History Chris Capozzola, and Brandeis University Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies Chad Williams discuss the legacy of America's entry into World War I.   Learn more and reserve tickets: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Events-and-Awards/Forums.aspx
Contact: Amar Fernald, 617-300-5963, amar_fernald@wgbh.org
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Laurel’s WWI: From Here to Over There
Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

Laurel, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

2017 SUPER Teacher Program "World War I Centennial: Alabama in the Great War"
Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 08:00am - 04:00pm

In conjunction with statewide efforts recognizing Alabama’s place in WWI history, this one-day workshop will explore Alabama’s contributions to and commemorations of WWI. Teachers will also be introduced to digital and physical archival resources along with methods on how to incorporate those resources into classroom projects and lesson plans. Teachers will be reimbursed for a substitute teacher. All 4th-12th grade teachers currently teaching in Alabama public and accredited private schools are eligible. School librarians and pre-service teachers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.   Application available: http://www.alabamahumanities.org/programs/superteacher/
Contact: T.C. McLemore tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org (205) 558-3999
Pebble Hill

Auburn, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

1917: World War, Women's Rights, and Weaponry Sciences Exhibit
Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

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

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Remembrance: a Performance at the Centennial Plaza
Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2017

This theatrical performance for middle schoolers and older is based on poetry, letters and music of WWI. It pays tribute to those who served and sacrificed.
Contact: Tonya Hays, 228-860-6336,tshays777@aol.com
Centennial Plaza

Gulfport, MS

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

America in a Time of War: City, Economy, and Politics in World War I and After
Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

This 2- day conference will focus on the latest scholarship on World War I featuring guest lecturers Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Burumba, Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy, Rebecca Kobrin, Jack Levy, John Maurer, Jorg Nagler, Michel Neiberg, Mary Nolan, Susan Petersen, Adam Toomer, Ross Wilson, Jay Winter. Conference registration is FREE but REQUIRED in advance. Email: smk2209@columbia.edu
Contact: smk2209@columbia.edu
Faculty House, Columbia University

New York, NY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Kentucky's Flying Aces
Dates: Friday, March 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
April, 2017

Commemoration of the Sinking of the SS Aztec in Hawai'i
Dates: Saturday, April 01, 2017

A ceremonial sailing to the marker buoy commemorating the merchant mariners who were Hawaii’s first WWI casualties.
Contact: Arthur N. Tulak; COL, U.S. Army, Ret.; Chairman, Hawaii World War I Centennial Task Force
Hawaii

, HI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

America Enters WWI at the 100th Anniversary
Dates: Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:00pm - 05:00pm

Exploring the history of the US entry into the World War with a focus on Pennsylvania, including Pennsylvania combat divisions (28th I.D. & 79th I.D.); and Philadelphia's critical role in preparing the nation for war in a new technological conflict.
Contact: nancy.schaff@worldwar1centennial.org
West Laurel Hill Cemetery

Bala Cynwyd, PA

 

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

The American Home Front in World War One
Dates: Sunday, April 02, 2017 02:00pm

  In Honor of the Centennial of America's entry into the Great War, Nan Morrow and John Dirlam, long-time board members of the Wellesley Historical Society will discuss the American home front during World War 1. They will base their discussion on the large collection of original U.S. Government posters assembled by Nan's father during the Great War.  
Contact: John Dirlam
Main LibraryWakelin Room

Wellesley, Massachusetts

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

For Democracy, A Commemorative Discussion on the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into the First World War
Dates: Sunday, April 02, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

On the Campus of Central Michigan University, Commemoration of U.S Entry into World War I​, ​On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany.  This remembrance is presented by Central Michigan University philosophy professor Hope May, an expert on the "peace through law" tradition and the International Criminal Court.      
Contact: Megan Farrell (989) 774-3352
Clarke Historical Library

Mount Pleasant, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

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

American Experience’s “The Great War” Preview and Discussion
Dates: Monday, April 03, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Join us for a special preview of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's upcoming miniseries, The Great War. A panel discussion with special guests from the film will follow the screening, including: Stephen Ives, The Great War series producer; A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of Wilson; Andrew Carroll, Director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University and author of My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War; Jennifer Keene, Chair of the Department of History at Chapman University and author of three books about World War I: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America, The United States and the First World War, and World ...
Contact: Amar Fernald, 617-300-5963, amar_fernald@wgbh.org
Newseum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:30am - 04:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The War to End All Wars ...Teaching the First World War in Schools
Dates: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm

Please join Pioneer Institute, the United StatesWorld War One Centennial Commission, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies, and other co-sponsors, at a forum with award-winning historians and history teachers marking the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into the First World War. America's first engagement as a major global actor, the rise of German militarism and the Soviet Union, and the geographic boundaries of the Middle East, are only some of the reasons why World War I is often considered the most influential event of the 20th century. Learn why we have a duty to ensure students know about our shared past.
Contact: Lauren Corvese
Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Called to Serve: Morristown and Morris Township and World War I
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 09:00am

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

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fort George G. Meade Museum WWI Exhibit Opening
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:00am

The Fort George G. Meade Museum was established to collect, preserve, study and exhibit historical artifacts pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade. The Museum is dedicated "in proud memory of those members of the United States Army who died in the defense of Freedom".
Contact: Museum Staff: 301-677-6966
Fort George G. Meade Museum

Fort Meade, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Karl W. Detzer- Soldier, Writer & Patriot
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

Karl W. Detzer- Soldier, Writer & Patriot Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 11AM to 5PM  Exhibition Runs Until July 5th 2017 Karl W. Detzer served in Two World Wars and on the Mexican Border in 1916. He solved the Mrs. Cyrus McCromick diamond case in Chicago for the Pinkerton Company. During World War 1, he headed the Le Mans District of the U.S. Army Division of Criminal Division of Investigation solving 100 murders in 100 days. He wrote a number of books and was the editor at large for Reader's Digest, making him one of the most widely read authors in history. During World ...
Contact: Dennis Skupinski dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

Gallery Talk: Echoes of the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Exhibition Opening Event - My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Join us to celebrate an opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I. This special exhibition commemorates the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I and uncovers its rich history through compelling personal letters written by military service members and their loved ones on the home front. The evening event will feature dramatic letter readings of original letters and remarks by the curator of the exhibition. Come enjoy light refreshments and a live band as it plays selections of popular and patriotic music from the period. This event is free and ...
Contact: Motoko Hioki (202) 633-5533
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Dedication of Renovated Visitor Center at Flanders Field American Cemetery
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, Flanders Field American Cemetery will host a ceremony on April 6, 2017 to dedicate the renovated visitor center. Attendance is free and open to the public. Ceremony time to be determined.
Contact: flanders-field@abmc.gov
Flanders Field American Cemetery

Waregem,

 

Category: Other

Ceremony Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States Entering World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, Flanders Field American Cemetery will host a ceremony on April 6, 2017. This special ceremony, coordinated in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, is free to attend and open to the public. Ceremony time to be determined.
Contact: flanders-field@abmc.gov
Flanders Field American Cemetery

Waregem,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

State Centennial Commemoration Commencement
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

The day-long commemoration will include living history, activities, scholarly lectures, and the official commencement of Arkansas’ commemoration of the Great War.   For more information, please visit: http://www.wwiarkansas.com/.
Contact: Mark Christ, Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee
Old State House Museum

Little Rock, AR

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

National Museum of American History Presents "Uniformed Women in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

Washington, D.C

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Naitonal Museum of American History Presents "Modern Medicine and the Great War"
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

Washington, D.C

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Paducah During World War 1
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

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: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Dedication of Memorial to WWI Women Veterans
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

On the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, and in conjunction with Yellowstone County, Montana, Disabled American Veterans, Billings Chapter 10, Billings, Montana, will provide and dedicate a memorial bronze plaque in public ceremony to honor the 23 women veterans of WWI with ties to the county.
Contact: MTDAV10@gmail.com
Yellowstone County Courthouse

Billings, MT

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Michigan in WW1
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

World War I Commemoration
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:00am

Please join the Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of 1812 in Mobile for a commemoration of the US entry into World War One. The event will be held at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at 11:00 am. Commemorations include a speaker, a band, and the distribution of poppies. Please bring a lawn chair as there is no seating at the memorial.
Contact: Carol May 251-591-3368
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

Mobile, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Indiana World War I Centennial Kick Off
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:00pm - 01:00pm

The United States officially entered World War I on April 6, 1917, a war that changed our state, nation and the world forever. To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee will host a ceremony on April 6, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. inside Pershing Auditorium at the Indiana War Memorial to commemorate the start of the war.  This event will bring Hoosiers together in honor of the United States’ official entry into World War I. The ceremony will feature speakers including Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Brig. ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Indiana War Memorial

Indianapolis, IN

 

Category: indiana

Children Commemorate U.S. Entry into World War One
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Children Commemorate U.S. Entry into World War One Re-dedication of the  Bay City Dough Boy by John Pauling The Dough Boy Statue at Pershing Park has been restored by Venus Bronze Works after 93 years Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution Commemorate the U.S. Entry into World War One followed by a Q & A session in the Sage Library Community Room  
Contact: Dawn Moulthrop-Brady
Pershing Park

Bay City, MI

 

Category: News and Media, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Film Screening & Exhibit Launch
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Join us for the launch of Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One, a traveling exhibit created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives & History, with assistance from Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng.    A special preview screening of the PBS and American Experience documentary The Great War will begin at 5 p.m. The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I through ...
Contact: Maiben Beard meb0015@auburn.edu 334-844-4903
Pebble Hill

Auburn, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Museums and Exhibitions

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

The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Professor Elizabeth Cobbs will give a talk about The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers on April 6 at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA. On the eve of American involvement in World War I, the Selective Service Act drafted 2.8 million American men to do their part for home and country. For the first time in U.S. history, at General John Pershing’s urging, a handful of women volunteered, too, specially qualified to operate the most advanced communications technology of the day: the telephone switchboard. And while WWI ended some 18 months later for those first female soldiers, their battle for ...
Contact: gretchen@februarymedia.net
Octavia Books

New Orleans, LA

 

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

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:00pm

At the Newark History Society’s next program, George Robb will discuss Newark’s extensive mobilization for World War I.  While World War I raged “over there” in Europe, countless Americans “over here” worked for victory, including in Newark. Dr. Robb’s illustrated presentation, “Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I,” will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00pm in Centennial Hall at the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street. A widely published historian and Newark resident, Dr. Robb is professor of history at William Paterson University. He has also prepared an outstanding exhibit on this topic, with historic photographs, sheet music, pamphlets, posters, and other materials from ...
Contact: Tim Crist, 973-376-8273
Centennial Hall, Newark Public Library

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Push the Green Hand
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Push the Green Hand Ahead:  Springfield Armory in World War One SPRINGFIELD, MA: The Springfield Armory NHS is proud to announce the opening of a special nine month long exhibit—Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I—which will run from April 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Come to the opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Armory museum. Admission, the exhibit reception, and all associated programs are free. The opening of the exhibit was chosen to coincide with the entry of the United States into what was then known as “The Great War.”  It was precisely 100 years ago on ...
Contact: Andrew MacKenzie
Springfield Armory National Historic Site (Copy)

Springfield, Massachusetts

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Entry of the U.S. into World War One
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

The United States World War One Centennial Commission, the California World War One Centennial Task Force, the San Francisco Marines’ Memorial Association, and the World War One Historical Association invite all to join us in the Commandant’s Room of the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel to recall the U.S. entry into WW1, and commemorate the sacrifices made for liberty and freedom.
Contact: Carol Taylor at 415-673-6672 Ext 201, or CarolTaylor@MarineClub.com
Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel

San Francisco, CA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

The Michigan Homefront: Stories of World War 1
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

The Michigan Homefront: Stories of World War 1 By Dennis Skupinski    Michigan's World War 1 Centennial  Thursday , April 6, 2017  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Rochester Avon Historical Society will hold its evening meeting at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.The American entry into World War I came in 1917, after two and a half years of efforts by President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States neutral. Although American public opinion went along with neutrality at first, citizens came to see ...
Contact: Margaret Bartos
Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester , MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

US Enters WW1 Commemoration Event at Claremont University
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 07:00pm

The United States WW1 Centennial Commission & The California WW1 Centennial Task Force invite you to the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the U.S. entry into WW1 Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM An evening of information, music of the time, and remembering featuring: Anne Deegan & Nathan Gonzales, Co-Authors of Redlands in WW1 Ivan Light, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UCLA, author of Deadly Secret of the Lusitania Arise Joy Ringers Handbell Chior Dramatic Readings WW1 Re-enactors At  Mary Pickford Auditorium in Bauer Center South 900 E. 9th St., Claremont, CA Claremont-McKenna College Campus   FREE PARKING! FREE ADMISSION!
Contact: centennial@ww1doughboys.com
Mary Pickford Auditorium

Claremont, CA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

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

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

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

Elizabethtown,

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I Exhibit
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

“Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I” is an exhibit prepared by Dr. George Robb and will  be at the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street. Dr. Robb is a widely published historian and Newark resident, and also a professor of history at William Paterson University. This outstanding WWI exhibit, will contain historic photographs, sheet music, pamphlets, posters, and other materials from the Library’s and his personal collections.  It’s well worth seeing!  It will be available for viewing in the Main Library’s third floor gallery from April 6 throughout the rest of the year. For more information contact The Newark Historical Society at NewarkHistorySociety@verizon.net or by calling 973.376.8273.
Contact: Tim Crist, 973-376-8273
Newark Public Library

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

The Fighting 69th Screening
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017 07:00pm

  Based on the real-life exploits of New York City’s 69th Infantry Regiment, The Fighting 69th tells the story of the American Expeditionary Force’s arrival in France in World War I through a tale of one soldier’s bravado, cowardice, and redemption. James Cagney’s fictional character, Jerry Plunkett, first boasts of bravery before the shooting begins, but reveals cowardice in the face of battle, causing the unnecessary death of many of his comrades. Filled with strong performances, The Fighting 69th is an entertaining and poignant film about America’s entry into the Great War. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Fighting 69th Screening
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017 07:00pm

The Fighting 69th, 1940 Based on the real-life exploits of New York City’s 69th Infantry Regiment, The Fighting 69th tells the story of the American Expeditionary Force’s arrival in France in World War I through a tale of one soldier’s bravado, cowardice, and redemption.  James Cagney’s fictional character, Jerry Plunkett, first boasts of bravery before the shooting begins, but reveals cowardice in the face of battle, causing the unnecessary death of many of his comrades.  Filled with strong performances, The Fighting 69th is an entertaining and poignant film about America’s entry into the Great War. Tickets are free, but must be reserved ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Lest We Forget: Remembering Washington County in WWI
Dates: Friday, April 07, 2017 07:30pm - 09:30pm

In April 1917 Congress declared the US was at war. The First World War stands as a forgotten time in American history. On Founders Day in Marietta, Ohio, The Castle Historic House Museum's event “Lest We Forget” will remember Washington County’s involvement in this conflict with an evening of WWI era music. This one-night-only concert features talented regional musicians and renowned speakers at the historic People’s Bank Theatre in the heart of downtown Marietta. Musical renditions by Marietta College Concert Choir & Wind Ensemble, The Wayfarers, Barefoot McCoy, Square Thirteen, Dan Heidt, Anthony Mossburg, and Shawna Corder. Speakers include Author ...
Contact: education@mariettacastle.org
Peoples Bank Theatre

Marietta, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

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

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

Delaware County WW1 Centennial Kickoff
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 09:00am - 10:30am

9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Delaware County Council Resolution Ceremony for World War One Remembrance Program For more details see http://www.wwonedelco.com/ The Delaware County Council resolution recognizes the outstanding efforts of the World War One Delco Centennial Committee (specifically Barbara and Anthony Selletti) at a ceremony scheduled for 9:00 a.m. in Court Room One of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media.The mission of the Committee is to commemorate the men and women in civilian and military roles from Delaware County during the Great War, and the institutions and communities that supported them. The purpose of the Committee is also to discover, ...
Contact: tonysfo@gmail.com
Delaware County PA Court House

Media, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

MIlitary Heritage Day
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:00pm - 04:00pm

A special event in conjunction with our Over Here: The New Jersey Home Front WWI centennial exhibition opening on April 6th.  Join us as we honor the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as well as honor the American veterans of all wars. Reenactors, artifacts, vehicles and more ranging from the Civil War through WWII will be on display for visitors.  A memorial service will also be part of the day’s program.  Free to all active military, veterans and their families. Includes children’s and family activities too! 
Contact: Phone: 908-735-4101
The Red Mill Museum Village

Clinton, NJ

 

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

Camp Meade and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 02:00pm

Learn more about World War I's direct impact on our region and the creation of Camp Meade. A talk by Col. (Ret.) Ken McCreedy  
Contact: Library staff: 410-222-6277
Odenton Regional Library

Odenton, MD

 

Category: Education

The Great War Screening and Panel Discussion
Dates: Saturday, April 08, 2017 07:00pm

Join us for a special preview of the upcoming miniseries The Great War from PBS’s American Experience. ​The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer and director​​ Amanda Pollak, author Richard Rubin, and historian Dr. Chad Williams, moderated by National WWI Centennial Commissioner Dr. Libby O’Connell. Learn more and reserve tickets: http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/great-war-screening-and-panel-discussion
Contact: Amar Fernald, 617-300-5963, amar_fernald@wgbh.org
New York Historical Society

New York, NY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Museums and Exhibitions, Education

A History of World War I and the American Civilian Contribution
Dates: Sunday, April 09, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Morristown and Morris Township Library (1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-538-3473, http://www.jfpl.org) presents William Paterson University history professor, George Robb, on Sunday, April 9th at 2 p.m. in the library’s lower level Meeting Room. Robb is a professor of British, Irish and Modern European history at William Paterson University. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He teaches courses in British and Irish history and the history of crime. Professor Robb has published numerous articles on British social and cultural history, and is the author of the books: White-Collar Crime in Modern ...
Contact: James Lewis, james.lewis@mainlib.org
Morristown and Morris Township Library

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Education

The Detroit Ordnance District in WWI
Dates: Sunday, April 09, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

The Detroit Ordnance District in WWI Museum President Chris Causley will discuss his research on the history and activities of the Detroit Ordnance District during WWI.Copies of the book “The Detroit Ordnance District 1918-1919” will be available for purchase.
Contact: Chris Causley ph (586) 872-2581 or info@mimths.org
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions

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

Americans All: Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I
Dates: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 06:30pm - 07:30pm

Free Public Event Register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/americans-all-foreign-born-soldiers-in-the-first-world-war-tickets-30558817245 This April marks the centennial of American involvement in the First World War, a global conflagration that upended the established world order.During the conflict, foreign-born soldiers represented nearly 1 out of 5 servicemen in the U.S. Army. This surge of Old World soldiers (from 46 different nations) challenged the American military’s culture, its linguistic and religious traditions, and required top brass to reconsider training methods.Join HSP on April 12 as Dr. Nancy Gentile-Ford examines how the U.S. War Department drew on the experiences of progressive social welfare reformers & ethnic community leaders who assisted with training, socializing, ...
Contact: 215-732-6200
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

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

Monmouth University WWI Exhibit
Dates: Thursday, April 13, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

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

West Long Branch, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents: American History After Hours
Dates: Thursday, April 13, 2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm

Women in WWI: To mark the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, American History (After Hours) is dedicating this evening to the women of WWI. This pivotal time in world history was also a pivotal moment for women’s history.During WWI, droves of American women donned uniforms and volunteered to help the war effort in both religious and secular civilian organizations, and as members of the U.S. military. From the Army Signal Corps “Hello Girls,” who operated the phone lines close to front, to the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls,” who provided much needed respite for soldiers, to the Army and ...
Contact: (202) 633-3717
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Washington, D.C

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

2017 Charles Burdick Memorial Military History Symposium: The Lead-Up to America's Entry into World War One
Dates: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Washington Square Hall Room 109 San Jose State UniversityOne Washington Square
Contact: Dr. Jonathan Roth
Washington Square Hall - San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

Patrouille de France Airshow 2017 North American Tour at Mather
Dates: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am

The Patrouille de France announced their 2017 North American tour and unveiled all of the stops on their schedule. See below for a full list of their appearances, which is translated and subject to change. The Patrouille de France is the French equivalent of the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds, and performs precision formation aerobatics using Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets. Their aircraft will sport special paint schemes during the 2017 season to commemorate their tour, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in France. According to their graphic, they will travel with ten Alpha Jets and one ...
Contact: (916) 876-7568
MATHER AIRPORT

Mather, CA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions

The Land of Lost Content: The Great War in Song
Dates: Monday, April 17, 2017 07:30am - 09:00pm

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts remembers WWI through music. This unique musical evening features reflections on World War I. The Great War affected the lives of many individuals, from classical composers and poets to the singers of music hall ballads. Prominent on the program will be works of Denis Browne (died at Gallipolli in 1915) and Ivor Gurney (shell shock, never recovered), alongside the U.S. premiere of modern composer Ian Venables' "Through These Pale Cold Days."
Contact: willie81@vt.edu
Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech

Blackburg, VA

 

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

"To Hell or Hoboken!" New Jersey in the Great War
Dates: Monday, April 17, 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

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

Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017

The exhibit will examine Wisconsinite contributions to and experiences of World War I.
Contact: Kevin Hampton, Kevin.Hampton@dva.wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Madison, WI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

The Edith Ayres and Helen Burnett Wood Memorial Symposium
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2017 01:00pm - 05:00pm

On May 20, 1917, Edith Ayres and Helen Burnett Wood were the first U.S. Army personnel killed after the United States entered World War One. They were both nurses serving with Chicago’s Base Hospital #12. This symposium is to honor their memory and the memory of all the nurses and healthcare personnel who served during “The War to End All Wars.” Five noted historians and archivists, all expert in the history of WWI nursing and in the history of three of the Chicago base hospitals that served the wounded in France, will present their scholarship. Discussion will follow.
Contact: bmlusk@uic.edu
University of Illinois College of Nursing

Chicago, IL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

Art Exhibit on Mallows Bay
Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Enjoy an art exhibit on Mallows Bay by Charles County Public School students, informative panels on World War I history in Charles County, and an engaging presentation by underwater archaeologist Don Shomette.Sponsored by the Charles County Government. Free Admission
Contact: www.charlescountymd.gov/DiscoverQuest
College of Southern Maryland BI Building – 113 & 114

La Plata, Maryland

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Hell's Angels Screening
Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 07:00pm

Hell's Angels, 1930 Howard Hughes spent three years and nearly four million dollars to create his aviation classic, Hell’s Angels.  Originally intended to be a silent film, Hughes reshot much of it as production extended into the dawning of the talkies.  The most expensive production of the era, Hell’s Angels was one of the first blockbuster action films and made Jean Harlow a box office sensation.  With gripping aerial sequences as a backdrop, Hell’s Angels is an engrossing tale of wartime intrigue and personal courage. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies have always shaped ...
Contact: (703) 572-4118
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Hell's Angels Screening
Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 07:00pm

Hell's Angels, 1930 Howard Hughes spent three years and nearly four million dollars to create his aviation classic, Hell’s Angels.  Originally intended to be a silent film, Hughes reshot much of it as production extended into the dawning of the talkies.  The most expensive production of the era, Hell’s Angels was one of the first blockbuster action films and made Jean Harlow a box office sensation.  With gripping aerial sequences as a backdrop, Hell’s Angels is an engrossing tale of wartime intrigue and personal courage. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reserve tickets now. About the Film Series Movies have always shaped ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

Kayak Tour of Ghost Fleet in Mallows Bay
Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2017 09:00am - 11:00am

The decaying steamships in Mallows Bay provide a porthole view of America’s role in World War I. Kayak among the wrecks and feel the timbers of ships that came all the way from the Pacific Northwest, through the Panama Canal, to end up in a shallow bay of the Potomac River. Surrounding sandy bluffs with towering trees provide magnificent roosts for bald eagles and osprey and a striking counterpart to the historic wreckage. Guided tours include all equipment and a brief kayak lesson by a certified instructor, naturalist and certified interpretive guide. We will use very stable, easy to use, ...
Contact: www.atlantickayak.com or call 301-292-6455
Mallows Bay Park

Nanjemoy, Maryland

 

Category: Other

World War One and Hawaii Women's contribution
Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

Anita Manning,   Task Force Historian, will speak on World War One and Hawaii Women's contribution
Contact: Charles Anthony - 808-733-4258
Daughters of the American Revolution

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Category: Education

Charles County Education During the WWI Years
Dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

McConchie School House and Fairgrounds Farm Museum Learn about Charles County education during the WWI years and tour the historic one-room school house located and on the Charles County Fairgrounds. Admission is Free.   Sponsored by Charles County Government
Contact: charlescountyfair.com or call 301-932-1234
McConchie School House and Fairgrounds Farm Museu

La Plata, Maryland

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Mixed-Media World War I Art Exhibit
Dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

Mixed media World War I themed art display sponsored by the Charles County Government. Mattawoman Creek Art Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization seeking to encourage the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the Southern Maryland community.
Contact: mattawomanart.org or call 301-743-5159
Mattawoman Creek Art Center at Smallwood State Park

Marbury, Maryland

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Maryland Veterans Museum World War I Display at Patriot Park
Dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm

Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park hosts an exciting World War I display honoring those who fought on the battlefields and those who served in support of them. Free Admission
Contact: mdvets.cc or call 301-932-1900
Patriot Park

Newburg, Maryland

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I
Dates: Sunday, April 23, 2017 04:00pm

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

Hoboken, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Baltimore Bravery: Ready to Serve, A One-Woman Show
Dates: Monday, April 24, 2017 07:00pm

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

Hagerstown, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

STEM in 30 - World War I: Legacy, Letters, and Belgian War Lace
Dates: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am

STEM in 30 - World War I: Legacy, Letters, and Belgian War Lace (Presented Online) In this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) inspired STEM in 30, we will look at some of the technological advances of World War I that solidified the airplane’s legacy as a fighting machine. In conjunction with the Embassy of Belgium, we’ll also dive deep into how the war affected the lives of children in an occupied country and how lace makers helped feed a nation. The episode will also look at present works of art by artist soldiers on display in the Artist Soldiers: Artistic ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Education

STEM in 30 - World War I: Legacy, Letters, and Belgian War Lace
Dates: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 01:00pm - 01:30pm

STEM in 30 - World War I: Letters, Legacy, and Belgian War Lace (Presented Online) In this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) inspired STEM in 30, we will look at some of the technological advances of World War I that solidified the airplane’s legacy as a fighting machine. In conjunction with the Embassy of Belgium, we’ll also dive deep into how the war affected the lives of children in an occupied country and how lace makers helped feed a nation. The episode will also look at present works of art by artist soldiers on display in the Artist Soldiers: Artistic ...
Contact: (202) 633-2214
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

 

Category: Education

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: 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

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: 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

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

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

Grass Lake, MI

 

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

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

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

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

fort benning, GA

 

Category: Georgia

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

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

Eufaula, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Annapolis, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Newport, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

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

Carlisle, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Carlisle, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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: Georgia

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

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

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

Westminster, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Mobile, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Education

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

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

Cape May, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

, GA

 

Category: Georgia

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

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

Finksburg, Maryland

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Woking, Surrey

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

St. Nazaire, Brittany

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education
June, 2017

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

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

, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

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

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

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Morristown, NJ

 

Category: Education

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Other, Education

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

 

Category: California

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

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

Chevy Chase, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Seward, NE

 

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

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Newport News, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Baltimore, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

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

Wheaton, IL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
July, 2017

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

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

Chillicothe, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Oshkosh, WI

 

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

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

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

McHenry , Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Catonsville , Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Fort Worth, TX

 

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

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

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

Elkton, Maryland

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Bel Air, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

La Plata, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Elkton, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Germantown, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

St. Michaels, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Paris,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Waldorf, MD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition
August, 2017

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

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

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Category: Georgia

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Montgomery, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
September, 2017

Kansas and the Great War: an Exhibit in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Dates: Friday, September 01, 2017

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

Lawrence, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Honolulu , HI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

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

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

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Category: Other, Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Arvada, CO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 09:00am - 04:45pm

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

Trenton, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Cape May, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An exhibit at the Museum of Connecticut History
Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017

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

Hartford, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Framingham, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Foxboro, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
October, 2017

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

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

Storrs, CT

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

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

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

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Laurel, Maryland

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition
November, 2017

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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

Augusta, ME

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Joint Base MDL, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Arlington, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Chantilly, VA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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: 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

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