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December, 2017

Over Here: Newark Mobilizes for World War I Exhibit
Dates: Monday, December 11, 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 or by calling 973.376.8273.
Contact: Thomas Ankner, 973-733-7775
Newark Public Library

Newark, NJ


Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 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 -
New Jersey State Museum

Trenton, NJ


Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 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 ...
Liberty Hall Museum

Union, NJ


Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

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

Newark, NJ


Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Centennial: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 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 ...
Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken, NJ


Category: Museums and Exhibitions

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