Museums and libraries across the nation are mounting exhibitions and programs covering all aspects of the World War One experience and heritage of the United States. To add your museum or library to this page, send an email to the webmaster with the relevant information. (See disclaimer.)
3722 Norrisville Road
As part of the Western Maryland Regional Library, the Ruth Enlow Library hosts World War I events such as presentations of Garrett County in World War I. They also host scanning events for local residents to bring photographs and documents from family members who were involved in the war. The scanned items will be added to the Western Maryland Regional Library's history website, World War I in Western Maryland: http://digital.whilbr.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16715coll21
The Hollywood American Legion building itself is a World War One monument.
The three story, 33,000 square foot facility located on Highland Avenue, one block south of the Hollywood Bowl. The buildings architecture is Egytian Revival-Morroccan Deco and was finished in 1929.
The post is a Los Angeles Registered Historical Landmark and has been a vibrant venue since it's completion. The Post has three floors and a projection booth at the roof level. It's lower floor is partially below ground. Connected to the lower floor by wide carpeted hallways leading up to 55' high Main Atrium supported by four Egyptian Columns.
Open-air Center Atrium leads to 800 capacity Main Auditorium containing 334 fixed theater type seats around a 2,000 square foot Oak hardwood dance floor. The raised stage is a proscenium design with a film screen. The Auditorium ceiling is 55' high and has 8 cement buttress columns that arch floor to ceiling.
All exterior doors are copper sheathed. The Post proudly displays significant Bronze Plaques with Legion members names who have gone to Post Everlasting. Prominent among them are Clark Gable, Adolphe Menjou and Gene Autrey.
Double eight-foot Walnut doors laced with iron and sheathed in copper act as an entrance. The Porch area out front features a six-foot bronze statue of Vietnam Vet in Bronze, a Japanese WWII cannon, Bronze Plaques of Commanders of Post and wrought iron double-gated fence opening on Highland Avenue. There is also a History/Military Museum with an extensive collection; a 4,000 volume Military and Hollywood library.
The collection of historical items of both Hollywood and the military exploits of Post members is a must see on any visit to its vaunted facilities.
153 N. Union St.
Grass Lake Charter Township
Michigan Military Heritage Museum
Michigan Military Heritage Museum group had formed to develop a museum to tell the stories of Michigan veterans through the development of dynamic and informative exhibits. This partnership has truly lit a strong flame of interest local and statewide as projects develop to move to the establishment of a regionally significant museum project. Current projects include preparing an 18th century British cannon on extended loan from the Detroit Historical Society for exhibit. Locally donated burr oak will be used to build an authentically reproduced carriage for this cannon which was rescued from the Detroit River in the 1990s. Also underway is a project to replicate a World War I ambulance, using a 1917 Model T body with a wooden bed, just as those used in that war.
Fort Des Moines is a National Historic Landmark—1 of only 2 in Polk County. It began as a cavalry post in 1901. 16 years later the Fort hosted a unique event—the training of black officers in the segregated U.S. Army during World War I. A second “first” occurred here during World War II when the Army broke gender barriers and allowed women to join the army as non-combat personnel. They became known as the Women’s Army Corps (WACs).
2142 Southern Drive
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The Great War that Changed Georgia, 1917-1918
February 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia soldiers and civilians and training camps and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.
305 West Central Avenue
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Founded in 1967, The Lowndes County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the rich history of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia. The society operates the Lowndes County Historical Museum.
Inside the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore is a Maryland Museum of Military History. Although the armory is usually closed to visitors, the building's facade is home to a number of WW1 memorials.
War Memorial Plaza, Indianapolis
May. 15, 2002