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January, 2018

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2018

See period photographs of Ohioans during World War I. Learn about Camp Sherman, a massive training camp - third largest in the nation - near Chillicothe; participation by women and African Americans; and the work of non-combatants.
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Aviators
Dates: Sunday, January 21, 2018 01:00pm - 01:30pm

Aviation was still in its infancy during World War I. Learn about aviation artifacts in our World War I display, including some associated with World War I Flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacker. 
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Ohio
February, 2018

News from the Front: History of the Great War from 1914-1919
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Ohio History Connection’s new Ohio History Learning Lab offers courses, seminars and hand-on opportunities that’ll spark your curiosity and guide you in diving deeper into Ohio history. News From the Front: History of the Great War from 1914-1919 tells the story of one of the most destructive events in human history through the objects and stories of those who lived through it. All five sessions are held at the Ohio History Center in Columbus and are ideal for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of the war. Sat., Feb. 10, 17 & 24 & March 3 & 10 • 11 ...
Contact: For more information call 800.686.1541.
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Ohio

Curator Talk: Archaeology at Camp Sherman
Dates: Saturday, February 17, 2018 02:00pm - 02:30pm

In 2016, archaeologists from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Lawhon & Associates conducted excavations in the former Quartermaster's Section of Ohio's World War I training camp, Camp Sherman, near Chillicothe. They compared the documentary record and assumptions about how camps were set up with what the archaeological record has to tell us about life in the camp. Speaker Andrew Sewell is senior historian/principal investigator with Lawhon & Associates. 
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Ohio

African American Soldiers in World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Learn about the struggles and triumphs of African American soldiers on the front lines of World War I.
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Ohio
March, 2018

Echoes in Time Theatre: Pandemic: Influenza, 1918
Dates: Saturday, March 03, 2018 01:00pm

As World War I was ending, a new worry sprang up: influenza. A 1918 pandemic ravaged the globe, infecting more than a quarter of all Americans. Learn about this uncertain time as a doctor of the period, portrayed by Ron St. Pierre, shares his story. About 30-45 minutes.  Program repeats at 3 p.m. 
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Ohio

Ohio World War I Centennial Committee

Contact: Amy Rohmiller, Ohio History Connection: arohmiller@ohiohistory.org

Committee Members:

Carmella Cadusale, Youngstown State University & North Canton Heritage Society 

Ron Chapman, American Legion Department of Ohio

Steve Ebersole, American Legion Department of Ohio

Shannon Kupfer, State Library of Ohio 

Paul LaRue, High School History Teacher (Ret.)

Dr. Paul Lockhart, Wright State University

Pete Lupiba, Ohio Department of Education

Sergeant Joshua Mann, Unites States National Guard

David Merkowitz, Ohio Humanities

Colonel Thomas Moe, United States Air Force (Ret.)

Cyrus Moore, Southeast Ohio History Center

Toivo Motter, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

Rebecca Odom, Ohio History Connection

Kyle Yoho, The Castle Historic House Museum