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2017
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
October, 2017

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

Stark County in the Great War
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

World War I Display
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Monday, October 23, 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: Ohio

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: Ohio

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: Ohio
November, 2017

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

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

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

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

Ohio World War I Centennial Committee

Contact: Becki Trivison, Ohio History Connection: rtrivison@ohiohistory.org

Committee Members:

Ron Chapman, American Legion Department of Ohio

Steve Ebersole, American Legion Department 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

Rebecca Odom, Ohio History Connection

Kyle Yoho, The Castle Historic House Museum