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September, 2017

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Tuesday, January 01, 2019

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

Wilberforce, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Ohio

Remembering The Great War: Alabama and World War One
Dates: Friday, September 29, 2017 - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Remembering the Great War is a traveling exhibit created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives & History, with assistance from Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng and Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction: Ali Amacher, Alex Berry, Mark Hollister, Markell Houser, Young Hwang, Kelsey Lawrence, Ian Lee, Jared Long, Renee Melkerson, Rob Palmer, Will Patterson, Wyatt Renfro, Terra Rose, Yi Shao, Adriana Wardle, Yimeng Zhang, and Qianmo Zhang.
Contact: (251) 575-7433
Monroe County Heritage Museum

Monroeville, AL

 

Category: Alabama, Museums and Exhibitions
October, 2017

WW1 Oil Paintings Exhibition
Dates: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

An exhibit of oil paintings of vintage WWI aircraft and WWI recruitment and war bonds posters at the Olney Branch Library.
Contact: Margaret Carty, Executive Director Maryland Library Association, 410-947-5090
Olney Public Library

Olney, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Raleigh, NC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Georgia and the Great War through World War I Posters
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia, Museums and Exhibitions

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00am - 04:00pm

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

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Kansas and the Great War: an Exhibit in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Lawrence, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Topeka, KS

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I Traveling Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An exhibit at the Museum of Connecticut History
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

The Pivotal Year: A Conference on 1917
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Advertising War: Selling Americans on WWI"
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presents "John J Pershing & WWI"
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Uniformed Women in the Great War"
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Modern Medicine and the Great War"
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Des Moines, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Centennial Exhibits throughout the State of Iowa
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 17, 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, October 17, 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, October 17, 2017

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

West Branch, IA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Washington , DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

To Conquer or Submit? America Views the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Portland, ME

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Maine

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Dayton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Stark County in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This exhibit will commemorate the centennial of America's involvement in World War I, featuring artifacts from the permanent collection, and community members, celebrating those who served from Stark County, Ohio.
Contact: For more information, please call: (330) 833-4061
Massillon Museum

Massillon, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Athens, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Display
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Youngstown, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Elyria, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI Mobile Museum - State Fair of Texas 2017
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The WW1mobilemuseum.com will be a part of the commemoration of Texas in WWI. The State Fair is 24 days beginning at the end of September and we will be set up in the Hall of State where up to 2.4 Million people will be able to view the Museum with hundreds of Atifacts and Photograps from the "Great War".
Contact: Keithsmobilemuseum@yahoo.com
Hall of State

Dallas, TX

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The Spirit of Devotion: Massachusetts General Hospital and the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:00am

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

Redlands, CA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

The World War is Georgia's War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 17, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

New York & New Yorkers in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Albany, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:30am - 04:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

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

Casper, WY

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:00am

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

North Canton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

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

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Diocesan Museum Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

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

Peoria, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorials in NYC Parks
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:00am - 05:00pm

A century after US entry into World War I, the exhibit Over Here features 39 of the 102 World War Memorials in New York City’s Parks. Through the use of 94 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as original renderings, and objects, the show conveys the losses that communities throughout the city experienced and the artistic response. The show also references how parks were used for the war effort. Highlights include images of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an original rendering of Father Duffy in Times Square, and the bronze maquette for the Woodside Doughboy.
Contact: pressoffice@parks.nyc.gov
Arsenal Gallery, Central Park

New York, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:30am - 05:00pm

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

Albany, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

North Texas in WWI: Mobilization for The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 06:00pm

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

Fort Worth, TX

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

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

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

New Haven, CT

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

Newark, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

Alexandria, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

"Loyalty and Dissent" Brown County and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm

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

New Ulm, MN

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I and the Visual Arts
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00am - 05:30pm

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

New York, New York

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30am - 05:00pm

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

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Over Here, Over There
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

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

Norfolk, VA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 09:00pm

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

Newport, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Women of Peace and Preparedness: The Use of Motherhood and Materialism in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Author and professor of English at Centenary University, Lisa Mastrangelo will be talking about the rhetoric used during the time of war to keep women from being active on the World War I fronts. Motherhood and Materialism were used by media and government to urge them to stay home and take care of the children here. This is taken from her paper: The Rhetoric of Materialism: The Use of Motherhood as a Trope in World War I.
Contact: Deborah Mercer, dmercer@njstatelib.org
New Jersey State Library

Trenton, NJ

 

Category: Education

World War I Centennial: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 02:00pm - 07:00pm

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

Hoboken, NJ

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Daisy the cow une amitié franco-américaine
Dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 05:00pm

PlaybillDirected by Christian TermisText: Sébastien WeberGame: Élodie CotinLighting design: Alexandre VialaDesigned by: Ionah Mélin Finally, for Daisy the hour rang - at last! The killer will come tomorrow and put an end to his days. An entire existence devoted to calf-giving, and to supply every day thirty-eight liters of milk; And would have left her there, to die alone in the meadow, peacefully? Since his departure from the USA at the end of the first war, his crossing of the Atlantic, his arrival in France and his triumphant entry into the small village of the Marne ravaged by four years of ...
Contact: Frank Lesjean
La Grange Bergères-sous-Montmirail Théâtre

,

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Laurel’s WWI: From Here to Over There
Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 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

With the Colors From Aurora: A Memorial to the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:00pm - 04:00pm

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

Aurora, IL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Laurel, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Home Front New Jersey and World War I: Civil Liberties and the War within the War
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Most New Jersey residents went willingly to war in 1917—but some, especially German-Americans, did not. This talk explores the home-front experience of the state, with a special focus on the tension between the civil liberties of those who opposed American participation in the conflict and the military needs of a country at war. Dr. Mark Lender, retired Chairman, History Department, Kean University.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Other, Education

Home Front New Jersey and World War I: Civil Liberties and the War within the War
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Most New Jersey residents went willingly to war in 1917—but some, especially German-Americans, did not. This talk explores the home-front experience of the state, with a special focus on the tension between the civil liberties of those who opposed American participation in the conflict and the military needs of a country at war. Dr. Mark Lender, retired Chairman, History Department, Kean University.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library (Copy)

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Education

Lecture: "The Wartime Experience of African American Soldiers in WWI: The Rise of the 'New Negro.'"
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 07:00pm

Lecture: "The Wartime Experience of African American Soldiers in WWI: The Rise of the 'New Negro.'"By Chad Williams, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University.Part of the lecture series, "The U.S. in the First World War" sponsored by the UGA Department of History and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries Auditorium, the University of Georgia, 300 S. Hull St., Athens
Contact:
University of Georgia, Richard B. Russel Building

Athens, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Kentucky's Flying Aces
Dates: Friday, October 20, 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: Kentucky

The 26th 'Yankee" Division in World War 1
Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm

Opening Remarks Major General Gary Keefe, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard Colonel Charles Cody, Commander, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Massachusetts Army National Guard Presentations Organization and Deployment of the Yankee Division in World War 1, Brigadier General (MA) Leonid Kondratiuk, Director of Historical Services, Massachusetts National Guard The Indelible Love of Country: Unseen Messages to the Future by Men of the Yankee Division,  Dr. Jeffrey Gusky, Physician, National Geographic Photographer To the Last Man: The 103rd Infantry Regiment in the Great War, First Lieutenant Jonathan Bratten, Command Historian, Maine Army National Guard Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards and His Imprint on the Yankee Division, Hon. Michael Shay, Historian, ...
Contact: geoffrey.e.love.mil@mail.mil
Fanieul Hall

Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Film Screening: In Love and War
Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 02:30pm

The Scotch Plains Public Library will show movies about World War I each Friday in October. The third film will be In Love and War (PG-13, 115 min).  The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece “A Farewell To arms”. A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

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 ...
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

An Equal Voice for Women
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

Women won the right to vote nearly a century ago in 1920. Their arguments for suffrage and the challenges they faced both outside and from within the movement are still present in debates about the roles and rights of women today. Join a small group dialogue to explore the ideas that energized the early 20th-century women’s movement and share your thoughts about women’s rights in America in 2017. Through Crucial Conversations, participants talk about the history that matters now. Dialogues are facilitated by staff members trained by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. This program is offered at 10 am and ...
Contact: 651-259-3015 boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Education

Ghost dance, inspiré de la légende Sioux du garçon caillou
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:30am - 05:15pm

In the smoke of the steam trains, with the sound of country songs and detonations of the colts, Melissa Baker evokes - in a "western" mode - the characters of the radio of her childhood that connects to the heroic destiny of the " .In this powerful and poetic epic-a vast and singular Sioux legend-the "wicked" becomes the ally of settlers who invade the land of the Indians. This myth with the warlike accents, transposed in the context of the gold rush, then joins the History of the conquest of the West ...A funny, amazing and irreverent rediscovery of a ...
Contact: http://www.champagne-collet.com/fr_villa-collet
Aÿ-Champagne

Cité du Champagne, Aÿ-Champagne

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Voice of a War
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 08:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Mendelssohn Club as we open our 144th season with Voice of a War. Weaving World War I trench songs, English choral music, and poetry together, Voice of a War creates a stunning musical memoir commemorating the 100th anniversary of “The Great War.”
Contact: amanda@mcchorus.org
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Tribute to the "Doughboys" of Dundee Township
Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2017 04:00pm - 08:00pm

The local Dundee Township Historical Society has put together a presentation of local veterans who served in WW1, The VFW Post 2298 Auxiliary is hosting a dinner and presentation from the historical society plus a pie auction and quilt raffle. We are inviting families of the veterans who served plus the community and the funds from the ticket sales will go to assist the Historical Society to preserve our military history,it is proposed that the funds from the pie auction would go toward the WW1 memorial
Contact: dahrens0221@gmail.com
VFW Post 2298

West Dundee, IL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

1ère PARTIE : orchestre symphonique départemental des jeunes marnais
Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2017 05:00pm

Mourmelon-Le-Grand, Salle Napoléon IIIClassical musicAmerican Music, Orchestral Ensemble of the Opéra de ReimsPART 1: Departmental symphonic orchestra of young Marnais  "Lafayette, here we are!" ˝ This quotation reflects well the spirit of this expeditionary force that comes to fight in France in 1917, in the name of the Franco-American alliance and freedom.The United States of America, a young developing country whose industry, military genius and the almost inexhaustible human reservoir will definitely bend the Central Empires. But a country full of paradoxes that forbade black soldiers to fight in its ranks due to persistent racial segregation.These soldiers will be incorporated into ...
Contact: Frank Lesjean
Centre culturel Napoléon III

, Mourmelon-le-Grand

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Alex Arch Commemoration
Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017 05:00pm

Join the Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as they honor and remember WWI hero Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch.  Sergeant Arch of South Bend, IN was the first to strike at the enemy in World War I. On October 23, 1917, Alexander Arch would pull the lanyard on the gun that would cement his name in history.  Event Details: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Indiana 46561 Access Cemetery from Jefferson Blvd. - Site at Chapel Maus CA 42 The public is invited to bring Greetings and to place a Wreath.  Please RSVP at ...
Contact: Carol S. Nichols, Chapter Regent, Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 574-651-9660
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

Osceola, Indiana

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

An Unintentional Consequence of WW1: American Religious Pluralism and the Jewish Experience
Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017 07:00pm - 08:30pm

The American government entered World War I confident in the knowledge that the United States was a predominantly Protestant country, albeit one which extended religious tolerance to other faiths. By the end of the war, however, the US military and War Department increasingly depicted Judaism and Catholicism as equal partners to Protestantism in the “three faiths of American democracy.” WWI marked a period of critical, although not always intentional, transformations in the ways that American religion was defined and supported by the policies and practices of the government. This talk will explore how these changes came about – who advocated ...
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Other, Education

An Unintentional Consequence of WWI: American Religious Pluralism and Jewish Experience
Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017 07:00pm - 08:30pm

The American government entered World War I confident in the knowledge that the United States was a predominantly Protestant country, albeit one which extended religious tolerance to other faiths. By the end of the war, however, the US military and War Department increasingly depicted Judaism and Catholicism as equal partners to Protestantism in the “three faiths of American democracy.” WWI marked a period of critical, although not always intentional, transformations in the ways that American religion was defined and supported by the policies and practices of the government. This talk will explore how these changes came about – who advocated ...
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Education

Westerville Public Library Author Visit: Erik Larson
Dates: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 07:00pm

Over 100 years ago, a British passenger ship set sail from New York and was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland. Through the lens of his book "Dead Wake", Erik Larson, known as the master of narrative nonfiction, will talk about his approach to writing history adn the importance of finding and using archival detail to put readers at the heart of the action- or in this case, into the waters of the Irish Sea. This event is part of a series for the 5th annual community-wide reading program, Westerville Reads. Tickets $20- must be purchased in advance. Please click here to ...
Contact: For more information, please call: (614) 882-7277
Westerville South High School

Westerville, OH

 

Category: Other

OSU's Involvement in WWI
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Delve into the impact of World War I on the university as well as the school's contributions to the war effort with archivists Halle Mares and Kevlin Haire from The Ohio State University. Highlights will include soldier training on campus, involvement in national war-related programs, contributions from women on campus and how various departments helped. Artifacts related to World War I will be available. This event is part of a series for teh 5th annual community-wide reading program, Westerville Reads.
Contact: For more information, please call: (614) 882-7277
Westerville Public Library

Westerville , OH

 

Category: Education

Readings-Based Discussion: The Home Front
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Dr. Christopher C. Gibbs, author and U.S. army veteran, will facilitate a reading-based discussion on the American homefront during World War I.  Readings should be done in preparation for the evening and are available at http://ww1america.org/home-front.php. Gibbs is the author of The Great Silent Majority: Missouri’s Resistance to World War I, as well as six crime novels set in the aftermath of the war. He served with the military police in Vietnam, and has taught history at Rutgers, Middlesex County College, and Union County College. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org; Scotch Plains Public Library in Scotch Plains, NJ
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

Readings-Based Discussions: The Home Front
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 07:00pm

Dr. Christopher C. Gibbs, author and U.S. army veteran, will facilitate a reading-based discussion on the American homefront during World War I.  Readings should be done in preparation for the evening and are available at http://ww1america.org/home-front.php. Gibbs is the author of The Great Silent Majority: Missouri’s Resistance to World War I, as well as six crime novels set in the aftermath of the war. He served with the military police in Vietnam, and has taught history at Rutgers, Middlesex County College, and Union County College. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library (Copy)

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

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

Lecture: "Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy's Life in Battle"
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2017 07:00pm

Lecture: "Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy's Life in Battle"By Richard Shawn Faulkner, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and supervisory professor of military history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.Part of the lecture series, "The U.S. in the First World War" sponsored by the UGA Department of History and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.Location: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries Auditorium, the University of Georgia, 300 S. Hull St., Athens
Contact:
University of Georgia, Richard B. Russel Building

Athens, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Film Screening: Flyboys
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00am - 02:30pm

The Scotch Plains Public Library will show movies about World War I each Friday in October. The fourth film will be Flyboys (PG-13, 140 min).  Inspired by true events, tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American men who volunteered to fight for the French before the U.S. entered World War I and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Film Screening: Flyboys
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00pm - 02:30pm

The Scotch Plains Public Library will show movies about World War I each Friday in October. The fourth film will be Flyboys (PG-13, 140 min).  Inspired by true events, tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American men who volunteered to fight for the French before the U.S. entered World War I and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library (Copy)

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, News and Media

World War 100 Symposium
Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017 03:00pm - 06:00pm

The Wisconsin World War I Centennial Commission, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Society, and War in Society and Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Guest Scholars:Sir Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations, University of St. AndrewsJohn Cooper, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-MadisonDavid McDonald, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin,-MadisonBruno Cabanes, Professor, Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, The Ohio State UniversityHolly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown UniversityJennifer Keene, Professor of History, Chapman UniversityMichael Neiberg, Chair in War ...
Contact: Kevin.Hampton@dva.wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Madison, WI

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels
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

WW1 Oil Paintings Exhibition
Dates: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017

An exhibit of oil paintings of vintage WWI aircraft and WWI recruitment and war bonds posters at the Easton Branch of Talbot County Free Library.
Contact: Margaret Carty, Executive Director Maryland Library Association, 410-947-5090
Talbot County Free Library

Easton, MD

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Eagle, ID

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Lt. James Reese Europe and the 369th Hellfighter Band - Veteran's Day concert with the Det 1 40ID Band
Dates: Thursday, November 02, 2017 06:00am

Presidio Dialogues - From Ragtime to Jazz: The Music of James Reese Europe James Lamb, W2 (CA), CSMR, and a National Guard band bring to life the fascinating tale of Jim Europe, a leader in the transition from ragtime to jazz. Narrative, video, and live music included. Thursday, Nov 02, 06:00 PM at Presidio Officers' Club A Veteran's Day concert with members of the Det 1 40ID Band is scheduled for the Presidio Officer’s Club, part of the Persidio Trust’s Dialogues program. This will be a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lt. James Reese Europe and his famous 369th Hellfighter Band. Lt. Europe ...
Contact: Presidio Visitor Center
Presidio Officers' Club

San Fransisco, CA

 

Category: California

M-1917 U.S. Tank Dedication
Dates: Thursday, November 02, 2017 06:30pm

Join the Indiana Military Museum as well as the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee in dedicating an M1917 U.S. tank that has been fully restored in Vincennes, IN. It is one of approximately fifteen U.S. M-1917 tanks in the country. The banquet will be held at the Highland Woods Community Center in Vincennes, IN. It is located at 1377 South Hart Street just off the Highway 41 bypass. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale for $50.00. There will be a social hour between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Woods Community Center where the banquet ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Vincennes, IN

Vincennes, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

James Reese Europe and the 369th Hellfighter Band
Dates: Thursday, November 02, 2017 07:00pm - 08:30pm

A evening of music, pictures and historical narrative celebrating Jim Europe and the 369th Harlem Hellfighter Band. Written and performed by members of the California National Guard and State Military Reserve Bands, the program highlights the many accomplishments of LT Europe and his ensemble. This traces the bands travels throughout France as part of the AEF, from performances at the Savoy rest area to the front lines in Champagne and leading the vanguard into Germany at the end of the war. Their triumphant return to New York hailed them as the most celebrated band in the country. Attendees will hear ...
Contact: brosenstein@presidiotrust.gov
presidio officer's club

San Francisco, CA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Facilitated Discussion: Coming Home
Dates: Thursday, November 02, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Ryan Harty, U.S. army veteran, will facilitate a reading-based discussion on Coming Home. Harty is currently serving as the Operations Officer for the 1st Squadron, 102d Cavalry Regiment stationed in Westfield and deployed in 2008-2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Readings should be completed in preparation for the evening and are available by going to http://ww1america.org/coming-home.php; advanced registration is required.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Education

Facilitated Discussion: Coming Home
Dates: Thursday, November 02, 2017 07:00pm

Ryan Harty, U.S. army veteran, will facilitate a reading-based discussion on Coming Home. Harty is currently serving as the Operations Officer for the 1st Squadron, 102d Cavalry Regiment stationed in Westfield and deployed in 2008-2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Readings should be completed in preparation for the evening and are available by going to http://ww1america.org/coming-home.php; advanced registration is required.
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library (Copy)

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Education

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

Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One
Dates: Friday, November 03, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Remembering the Great War is a traveling exhibit created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives & History, with assistance from Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng and Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction: Ali Amacher, Alex Berry, Mark Hollister, Markell Houser, Young Hwang, Kelsey Lawrence, Ian Lee, Jared Long, Renee Melkerson, Rob Palmer, Will Patterson, Wyatt Renfro, Terra Rose, Yi Shao, Adriana Wardle, Yimeng Zhang, and Qianmo Zhang.
Contact: (334)768-2161
H. Grady Bradshaw - Chambers County Library

Valley, AL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

James Bethel Gresham Commemoration
Dates: Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in honoring Hoosier WWI hero James Bethel Gresham.  Among the first American Doughboys to be sent to the front, James Gresham was a Hoosier who would be one of the first American soldiers to reach the battlefield in France and one of the first to give his life in the First World War. He was an average American from humble beginnings whose life was consistently characterized by personal sacrifice: both at home in Evansville, where he chose working to support his family over continuing his education, and on the Western Front where he ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Locust Hill Cemetery

Evansville, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Grove City in the Great War
Dates: Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Grove City College with the help of the Grove City Historical Society will be putting on an exhibit to commemorate the efforts of both the College and Town during WWI.
Contact: collegearchives@gcc.edu
Pew Fine Arts Center Gallery, Grove City College

Grove City, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Burlington County World War I Memorial at Medford Freedom park
Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

The Burlington County World War 1 Memorial Committee will dedicate a memorial and monument to those that participated and those that died in service to our country during World War I from Burlington County, NJ. A dedication ceremony will take place on November 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Freedom Park in Medford, NJ 08055. In addition, there will be American and German re-enactors at the ceremony and many artifacts from the "Great War." A flyover of a vintage biplane is also planned.
Contact: admiralz@gmail.com
Freedom Park, Medford New Jersey

Medford, NJ

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Amber Waves of Grain
Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:00pm - 04:30pm

Amber Waves of Grain A Beer Festival in Support of American Veterans Saturday, November 4th, 2017 12:00pm – 4:30pm The Shops at Dos Lagos 2785 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883   The 2nd Annual Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival is organized by veterans for veterans and is designed to bring together craft beer lovers with veterans. A living Veteran history museum will be created where students, families and individuals can interact with a Pearl Harbor Survivor, an Iwo Jima Veteran, WWII Veterans, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans. This event has partnered with the Library of Congress, as part of the Veterans History Project to interview and record personal accounts of ...
Contact: Bill Steinkirchner President / Brewer Stone Church Brewing
The Shops at Dos Lagos

Corona, CA

 

Category: California

Hemingway Goes To War
Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Hemingway Goes To War Author John Cohassey presents an interesting and informative talk on Ernest Hemingway during World War 1 and Walloon Lake,Michigan. Starts at 2pm November 4, 2017 Tickets $10.00 each or 3 speakers for $25.00 There will be 7 speakers presenting during November of 2017 at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum at 153 N.Union St Grass Lake, MI 49240 Contact Scott Gerych  Ph 517 926 6696
Contact: Scott Gerych PH 517 926 6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

African American Soldiers in World War I
Dates: Sunday, November 05, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm

Learn about the struggles and triumphs of African American soldiers who fought on the front lines of "the war to end all wars."
Contact: For more information, please call: (800) 686-6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Education

Millbury WW1 Tablet Dedication
Dates: Sunday, November 05, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

From April 6, 1917 until November 11, 1918, The United States and Millbury, MA were involved in World War I. A total of 219 Millbury men served in this War to end Wars, and there were seven deaths. The Millbury Historical Society and the Millbury Veterans are hosting a special program to commemorate this one-hundredth anniversary period. This is free to the public at the Asa Waters’ Mansion. The Program: 1:00 Military Expert Dan LeClerc’s presentation of America's involvement in World War I. 1:50 Millbury Honor Guard rededicates the refurbished Millbury’s World War I Tablet. 2:10 Questions and Refreshments. The Museum of the Millbury Historical Society will ...
Contact: Sharon Anderson
Asa Waters Mansion

Millbury, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Paducah During World War 1
Dates: Monday, November 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, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Elizabethtown, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Reception for Veterans & 52 Reasons to Love a Vet Gallery Exhibit
Dates: Thursday, November 09, 2017 07:00am - 09:00pm

As the Scotch Plains Public Library's World War I and America programming draws to a close, graphic designer Ella Rue discusses how her family's experience was the impetus for the founding of a non-profit serving veterans.  A reception that honors veterans and celebrates the "52 Reasons to Love a Vet" exhibit will follow her talk. 
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions

Reception for Veterans & 52 Reasons to Love a Vet Gallery Exhibit
Dates: Thursday, November 09, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

As the Scotch Plains Public Library's World War I and America programming draws to a close, graphic designer Ella Rue discusses how her family's experience was the impetus for the founding of a non-profit serving veterans.  A reception that honors veterans and celebrates the "52 Reasons to Love a Vet" exhibit will follow her talk. 
Contact: Pamela Brooks, (908) 322-5007; pbrooks@scotlib.org
Scotch Plains Public Library (Copy)

Scotch Plains, NJ

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2017

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

Lexington, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2017 08:00am

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

Elizabethtown, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Birmingham, AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Veterans Day Commemoration Event
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 09:00am - 04:00pm

Because the role of African American World War I soldiers is barely mentioned or completely left out of the historical narrative, this program will inform museum visitors about Ohio's rich World War I heritage, including the important contributions by African American soldiers. Award winning history teacher (retired) and World War I Committee member Paul LaRue will present a program that will present a program that will examine Ohio's African American World War I soldiers, their service and their sacrifice.
Contact: For more information, please call: (937) 376-4944
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

Wilberforce, OH

 

Category: Education

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

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

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Coming Home: Veterans Day at the Library of Congress
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of Veterans Day 2017, the Library of Congress is hosting a series of programs connected to the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. Ongoing between 10 am and 2 pm visit the Young Readers Center on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a letter-writing activity to active duty service personnel and examine objects a World War I soldier needed on the front in our hands-on cart, found on the mezzanine of the Thomas Jefferson Building, second floor. 10:00 Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I View ...
Contact: exhibits@loc.gov
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Coming Home: Veterans Day at the Library of Congress
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm

On Saturday, November 11 the Library of Congress will host a special series of programs in honor of Veterans Day. Participate in an exhibition tour, explore our hands-on cart, hear from an exhibition curator, or view theatrical presentations based on Library of Congress collections and other personal accounts from service personnel in World War I and beyond. Request ADA accommodations at least 5 business days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov Program Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Public Tour: Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I View highlights of the exhibition and discover arguments about America’s involvement in World War I, experiences of ...
Contact: exhibits@loc.gov; 202-707-0245
Library of Congress

Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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

Georgia Veterans Day Observance
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:45am

Georgia Veterans Day ObservanceSaturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in downtown Atlanta 10:45 a.m. Opening ceremony 11:11 a.m. Parade starts on Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd., proceeds south on Peachtree, west on Baker Street, past Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, turns left on Marietta Street and ends at the CNN Center. Following the parade, an all-day Veterans Day Festival will be in Pemberton Place (lawn between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola) with exhibits The Annual Freedom Ball in the Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium – Black tie formal event, tickets ...
Contact:
Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta,

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Performances & Creative Exhibition, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Veterans Day and salute to WWI Observance
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00am - 01:00pm

In conjunction with it's annual Veterans Day program, a special display will be set up commemorating the U.S. involvement in World War I. In addition to pictures, there will be some WWI military items displayed as well.
Contact: cbt91e@yahoo.com
Churchill Downs VFW Post 2921

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:11am

The Georgia Veterans Day Associations will present the 36th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Events, which is one of the largest Veterans Day Parade in the Nation in downtown Atlanta. This non-profit group of 100% volunteers will also host the Annual Freedom Ball, a black tie affair held at the fabulous Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium. These annual Veterans Day Events are in honor our Georgia Veterans, and for 2017, we join the commemoration of the Centennial Celebration of World War I, known as “The Great War”. We have been granted the regional site in Atlanta by the DoVA's Veterans ...
Contact: cecilia.miller@comcast.net
Pemberton Place

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Curator Tour: World War I Display
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:00pm

Tour our World War I Display with History Curator Cliff Eckle. This special display features features equipment, weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia commemorating the centennial of the Unites States entering World War I. Tours will take place at Noon and 2:00pm
Contact: For more information, please call: (800) 686-6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Veteran's Day Speakers
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 04:00pm - 05:00pm

Stories of the Home Front, Michigan in World War 1 Michigan was unique during the Great War, providing men, material, and leadership for the war effort, Learn about why Michigan played a key role in helping the United States win the war. Dennis Skupinski noted World War 1 Aficionado talks about Michigan during the war years. Tickets $10.00 each or 3 speakers for $25.00. There will be 7 speakers presenting during November of 2017 November 11,2017 4pm at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum  at 153 N. Union St. Grass Lake, Mi 49240  
Contact: Scott Gerych PH 517 926 6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

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

Atlanta Veterans Day Freedom Ball
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 06:00pm

The Georgia Veterans Day Associations will present the 36th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Events, which is one of the largest Veterans Day Parade in the Nation in downtown Atlanta. This non-profit group of 100% volunteers will also host the Annual Freedom Ball, a black tie affair held at the fabulous Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium. These annual Veterans Day Events are in honor our Georgia Veterans, and for 2017, we join the commemoration of the Centennial Celebration of World War I, known as “The Great War”. We have been granted the regional site in Atlanta by the DoVA's Veterans ...
Contact: cecilia.miller@comcast.net
Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Other

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

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series: World War I at Fort Laurens Museum
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Join Fort Laurens Museum for the final installment of the Veteran Speaker Series, which will feature Dr. Bruno Cabanes from The Ohio State University who will present “Mass Death and the Emotional History of WWI.” This program is free and open to the public.
Contact: For more information, please call: (330) 874-2059
Fort Laurens

Bolivar, OH

 

Category: Education

"Dear Mother and All": A Play Based on the World War I Letters From Marine Charles Vernon Brown and His Family
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017 02:00pm

Dear Mother & All is a play written by Sandra Perlman, based on the actual letters between a 19-year-old boy, his family, friends and relatives in Massillon, Ohio during a few months in 1918 while he served as a Marine in World War I, and again when his body came home from France in 1921. The play's structure is meant to counterpoint how one ordinary boy's experiences, life, and death affected all of those who knew him as parent, brother, relative, friend, schoolmate and boyfriend.  The play is based on letters preserved in the Massillon Museum archives, originally funded by ...
Contact: Mandy Altimus Pond, Massillon Museum: apond@massillonmuseum.org
Lions Lincoln Theater

Massillon, OH

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI Reader's Theater
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017 02:00pm - 03:30pm

Experience the music, images and words of people who lived through the "war to end all wars." Performance will include personal accounts of Westerville residents who served and worked through these dark days. This event is part of a series for the 5th annual community-wide reading program, Westerville Reads.
Contact: For more information, please call: (614) 882-7277
Westerville Public Library

Westerville , OH

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Jazz Concert
Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On the evening of November 15th, the French-American Cultural Foundation will be hosting a major jazz concert at the Lisner Auditorium in downtown Washington, DC featuring both American and French jazz musicians. they will be playing American and French jazz standards and melodies that were popular between the two wars, and which remain in the playbook of many jazz artists. The concert will celebrate the members of the U.S. Army’s 369th Regimental Band, who introduced this uniquely American art form – jazz – to France in 1917. In addition to honoring the courage and bravery of these African-American soldiers, known ...
Contact: http://frenchamericancultural.org/events/upcoming-events/
French-American Cultural Foundation

Washington, DC, Washington, DC

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

New Jersey's Role in World War I: Sabotage Target and Key State in the War Effort
Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Author of the fiction thriller, Over Here, James Hockenberry will describe the events around the Black Tom Island explosion and other key incidents in New Jersey like the Henry Ford Peace Mission and the destruction of the Kingsland plant.
Contact: Deborah Mercer, dmercer@njstatelib.org
New Jersey State Library

Trenton, NJ

 

Category: Education

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Meeting
Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Thursday, November 16 Atlanta History Center McElreath Hall, Draper Members Room 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta
Contact:
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: News and Media

Black Tom Island
Dates: Friday, November 17, 2017 07:00pm

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack. Free; reservations required. Please call 908-737-7469, email ticket@kean.edu, or visit http://www.premierestagesatkean.com/current-shows to reserve. Miron Student Center Little Theatre  1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
Contact: ticket@kean.edu or 908-737-7469
Miron Student Center Little Theatre

Union, NJ

 

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

Black Tom Island
Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 03:00am - 05:00pm

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack. Free; reservations required. Please call 908-737-7469, email ticket@kean.edu, or visit http://www.premierestagesatkean.com/current-shows to reserve. Miron Student Center Little Theatre  1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
Contact: 908-737-7469, ticket@kean.edu
Miron Student Center Little Theatre

Union, NJ

 

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

A Nation of Nations
Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am

In 1917 and 1924, nativism and economic anxiety fueled the passage of laws to broadly restrict immigration on the basis of race, religion, sexuality and education. Join a small group dialogue to explore the history of our first era of immigration restriction and exchange ideas about what you think it means to be "a nation of immigrants" today. Through Crucial Conversations, participants talk about the history that matters now. Dialogues are facilitated by staff members trained by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. This program is offered at 10 am and 1 pm. http://www.mnhs.org/event/3779
Contact: 651-259-3015 boxoffice@mnhs.org
Minnesota History Center

St. Paul, MN

 

Category: Education

World War I in Film Series – Paths of Glory
Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 01:00pm

World War I in Film Series – Paths of Glory City of Redlands WWI In Film Series Free Screening of Paths of Glory Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1pm The Contemporary Club 173 S. Eureka Street Redlands. CA 92373 The Contemporary Club is located behind the A.K. Smiley Public Library and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. In commemoration of the centennial of the Great War, A.K. Smiley Public Library is hosting a film series, WWI In Film. The fourth screening is Paths of Glory on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1pm. The screening is at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St., Redlands. CA 92373
Contact: 909) 798-7632 (A. K. Smiley Public Library)
The Contemporary Club

Redlands, CA

 

Category: California

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

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

Lake Orion, MI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

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

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

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

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

Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

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

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

Athens, AL

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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

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

Washington, DC

 

Category: Other

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

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

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: News and Media

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