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2018
February, 2018

WWI Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

Two WWI exhibitions under one roof.  The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has two exhibitions commemorating WWI on display now.  WW1 America is the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is its only scheduled stop on the east coast! This exhibition on display from February 17 to July 29, 2018, features more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences. It focuses on the war as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored. The Commonwealth and the ...
Contact: tschneider@virginiahistory.org
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions
March, 2018

Sketches of War: Editorial Cartoons Representing WWI by Daniel Fitzpatrick
Dates: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

The Missouri State Museum in collaboration with the State Historical Society of Missouri is presenting "Sketches of War: Editorial Cartoons Representing WWI by Daniel Fitzpatrick," from March 6-May 19, 2018, in the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery. 
Contact: dsp.state.museum@dnr.mo.gov
The Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918
Dates: Friday, March 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:00am - 05:30pm

Michael St Maur Sheil’s portraits of WWI battlefields are featured in an outdoor photographic exhibition which tells of the healed scars of the First World War through our only remaining living witness: the fields of battle themselves. Once places of devastating violence, we now see landscapes of great beauty, testament to peace and remembrance.
Contact: (404) 814-4000
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Rockland Remembers WWI
Dates: Monday, March 19, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm

ROCKLAND VOICES: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the HSRC SUNDAY, MARCH 19 THROUGH NOVEMBER 17   Days of the week: We Th Fr Su Admission: FREE  We are pleased to announce the return of this exhibition which showcases the historical richness of Rockland County. Using highlights from the permanent collection, viewers will learn about several elements that make up Rockland’s History. Five elements will be explored: The Lenape, The Dutch, Treason of the Revolution, Slavery and The Nyack Turnpike. New for 2018: “Rockland Remembers WWI” (March-August) 
Contact: info@RocklandHistory.org
Historical Society of Rockland County

New City, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

An Unfamiliar Performance: Fances Golden's Journey through WWI
Dates: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018 01:00pm - 03:30pm

The Golden Troupe is a permanent exhibition in Thrall’s Opera House, which served as their home theatre. Each year, a different aspect of the Troupe is explored. This year’s display focuses on Frances Golden, the youngest of the Golden Family in her journey with the YMCA to entertain troops during WWI.
Contact: mpatterson2@indianamuseum.org
Atheneum/Visitor's Center

New Harmony, IN

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions
April, 2018

Through A Soldier's Lens
Dates: Friday, April 06, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Through a Soldier's Lens: Jack Speed's WWI Photography Nash Gallery/Ferguson Mansion, Filson Historical Society Louisville native John "Jack" Speed was an officer in the 150th Field Artillery during World War I. His unit served on the Western Front where they saw action at Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.  Speed was not only a soldier, but also an amateur photographer; his numerous photographs the product of technological improvements that made cameras more portable and accessible to the egneral public than ever before.  This exhibit features Speed's images of war, exploring the experiences of one Kentuckians afield during global conflict.
Contact: http://filsonhistorical.org/
Filson Historical Society

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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: Tuesday, April 24, 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

MAPS World War One Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recently opened display in the Ohio Military Museum section, located on the mezzanine level, accessible by elevator. The display covers the story of World War One from the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, through the occupation of Germany by the victorious Allies after the war. The display consists of text, posters, photographs, art work, and uniforms and artifacts of the American Doughboy, including a life-size fully equipped Doughboy mannequin. American volunteers, such as the Lafayette Escadrille and the American Field Service (AFS) ambulance drivers for France, who entered the war before America officially became a ...
Contact: 330.896.6332
MAPS Air Museum

North Canton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor Filson Historical Society Bingham Gallery/Wood Carriage House in 1917, nearly three thousand acres of farmland and open fields were transformed into an active military camp with around two thousand buildings. Four short years later the land, buildings and equipment were auctioned off, and the Camp Taylor neighborhood was born.  Images and documents from the Filson's collection illustrate the history of Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville's World War I cantonment. 
Contact: http://filsonhistorical.org/
Filson Historical Society

Louisville, KY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

University of Akron World War I Displays
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Archival Services of University Libraries at the University of Akron displays: "Documenting Our Doughboys," located on the first floor of Bierce Library, features historic letters and photographs from local soldiers. "Mary Gladwin and the Great War," located in Archival Services on the Lower Level of the Polsky Building in downtown Akron, showcases historic World War I photographs, letters, diaries, and medals of Akron nurse Mary E. Gladwin. Also on display in Archival Services is the display "Highlights from the Greatest History of the World War," which includes numerous scrapbooks featuring rare World War I newspapers, periodicals, and artworks published during ...
Contact: Call 330-972-7670
University of Akron Archival Services

Akron, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 08:30am - 06:00pm

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering what came to be known as “The Great War” - a critical time that left a major legacy in Buffalo, the United States, and the world. This free public exhibition explores Buffalo, its people and the region’s contributions to the war effort during a globally turbulent period. Central to the exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of stunning World War I posters, which were donated in 1919 by prominent Buffalonian Edward Michael. The collection includes posters from the United States, Canada, and ...
Contact: mosherl@buffalolib.org
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library: Central Library

Buffalo, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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: New Jersey

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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 and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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: New Jersey

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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: New Jersey

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

Partially submerged in the waters of Maryland’s Mallows Bay, this abandoned fleet includes more than 200 shipwrecks, the majority of which date to World War I. To celebrate its legacy, the Woodrow Wilson House presents a new museum exhibit that explores the Ghost Fleet’s fascinating—and scandalous—history from salvage yard to nature sanctuary. The Woodrow Wilson House is a national historic landmark and house museum that focuses on President Woodrow Wilson's "Washington Years." In 1921, after leading the nation through the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson moved to this elegant Washington home. The townhouse, located in the capital’s Embassy Row neighborhood, was ...
Contact: 202-387-4062
President Woodrow Wilson House

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I 100 years ago, the world was at war on an unprecedented scale.  There was fighting between empires across Europe, the Middle East, and even Africa with no end in site.  In 1917, the United States joined the war in an effort to bring this "war to end all wars" to a stop and win victory for its allies.  The young men from the Tri-Cities that volunteered for this fight would go on to see action in some of the most crucial battles from the late stages of the war.  Their stories ...
Contact: PH # 616 842 0700
Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Haven, MI

 

Category: Education, Museums and Exhibitions

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

Focusing on the final two years of the Great War with the emphasis on American involvement, Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic features works by French, British, German and American artists who attempted to capture the harsh realities of the incredibly brutal war.
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Posters as Munitions, 1917 showcases the depth and breadth of the collection through a series of works on exhibition for the first time at the Museum. Posters from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States and more are featured, providing a sense of the global nature of this form of communication.
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

John Singer Sargent's 'Gassed'
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

Hailed as “monumental” by the New York Times, John Singer Sargent’s incredible masterpiece Gassed is truly one of the giants of the art world at more than nine feet tall by 21 feet long. The landmark painting is the focal point in this special centennial exhibition that also includes original maps showing the location of the dressing station where Sargent witnessed the scene depicted in the painting and reproductions of many of his study drawings. Additionally, the Museum and Memorial partnered with the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Museum to feature historical and contemporary objects showing detection and protection from chemical ...
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Stan Hywet and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00am - 06:00pm

The Seiberling family provided financial support for war-related organizations, shifted rubber production from domestic to military goods, and sent their sons and grandsons into battle to fight two world wars. In addition to touring the Seiberling estate, guests may view the permanent exhibit, “The Seiberling Legacy,” which highlights the family's legacy including their contributions to both world wars.
Contact: Visit www.stanhywet.org for hours of operation.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Akron, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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, April 24, 2018 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

WWI Idaho Forestry Soldiers: Call to Action" Exhibit Opens
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm

The opening of the World War I exhibit "WW1 Idaho Forestry Soldiers: Call to Action" at the J.Curtis Earl Weapons Exhibit at the Idaho State Pen Historical Building, which is part of the Idaho State Historical Society. The exhibit will be open to public viewing this week and will continue until the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018.
Contact: idahoworldwar1centennial@gmail.com
Old Idaho Penitentiary

Boise, ID

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

A World at War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I
Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  On April 25th, curators will be displaying artifacts that highlight the use of American Indian imagery and a few other souvenirs brought home by Marines who had served during WWI.Also, our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!
Contact: 1.877.653.1775
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Triangle, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salavation Army Lassie in France
Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 06:30pm

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.” Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Carriage House at Kean University, 1033 Morris Avenue in Union. The event was originally scheduled to coincide with Women’s History Month in March. “As we face a challenging time in our nation’s history, it is all the more important to ...
Contact: John Prescott, 908-436-2912, jprescott@ucnj.org
Liberty Hall Carriage House, Kean University

Union, NJ

 

Category: New Jersey

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

Twice within 25 years the Fredericksburg Area mobilized for war. Local men and women “shipped out,” while thousands of soldiers descended on nearby military bases. The World Wars touch every family and every aspect of life in Fredericksburg. This exhibit tells the story of those that lived through these wars, and those that never returned.
Contact: mjohnson@famcc.org
Fredericksburg Area Museum

Fredericksburg, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Croix de Guerre Award Reenactment
Dates: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00am

 We are proud that the 104th Inf regt was the first US unit decorated by a foreign govt. it is one of two National Guard regiments awarded the Croix de Guerre in WWII and further awarded the French Fouragere.
Contact: Len Kondratiuk
State House (Copy)

Boston, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

WWI Film Festival
Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

WWI Film Festival in the Barn, York Park Visitor Center exhibit on the Saturday Evening Post (Article that launched York’s fame 4/26/1919)
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Other, Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI Commemorative Symposium: American Leadership and Generalship During the Great War
Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

As part of Virginia’s commemoration of the World Wars, this symposium marks the 100th Anniversary of America’s participation in World War I. National experts will focus on leadership (broadly defined and including high-level civilian leaders) and generalship of American forces in combat and on the home front. The symposium also aims to highlight the contributions of VMI graduates, the Virginia National Guard, and other Virginia institutions to the war effort.
Contact: connollykv@vmi.edu
Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Commemoration of the Awarding of the Criox de Guerre to the 104th Infantry Regiment, April 28, 1918
Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm

A reenactment and ceremony commemorating 100 years to the day that the 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th "Yankee" Division, was awarded the Croix de Guerre by France, near Apremont. The first American unit ever awarded a foreign decoration.
Contact: SSGBrianWillette@gmail.com
Apremont Park

Westfield, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
May, 2018

Veteran's Mental Health Awareness Event
Dates: Thursday, May 03, 2018 05:30pm - 08:30pm

Veteran's Mental Health Awareness Event May 3rd, 5:30-8:30 pm Additional Sponsors: Ann Arbor VA, Lifeways Community Mental Health, Consumers Energy Veteran Committee, Buddy 2 Buddy Confirmed Speakers: Ann Arbor VA (None Confirmed), Lifeways (David Lowe), Consumers Energy (None Confirmed), Buddy 2 Buddy (Nathan Cross) Topic: How Our Understanding of PTSD has Developed Since the First World War, and Resources Available Today for Veterans in Need
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Education

The AEF Proves its Worth: May 1918 and the Battle of Cantigny
Dates: Friday, May 04, 2018 - Saturday, May 05, 2018

“The AEF Proves its Worth: May 1918 and the Battle of Cantigny” -This event will encompass school groups coming on Friday the 4th, a paid night “trench warfare at night” program on the 4th and 5th, with trenches open to the public throughout the day on Saturday.  A main interpretive theme will be interpreting how the Battle of Cantigny was the first major AEF led offensive that was a success.  We are starting here to start playing interpretation off of the 100 years ago theme.  We will also be working on expanding the “sap” position during this event.  
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Education, Performances & Creative Exhibition

World War I: Tree Planting
Dates: Friday, May 04, 2018

World War I: Tree Planting at the Capital Bismarck's forestry service will be planting a tree at the capital, in Bismarck. For honoring all of the World War I veterans. 
Contact: Wolters.email@gmail.com
North Dakota Capital

Bismarck, ND

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War I in Downtown Akron (Jane's Walk)
Dates: Friday, May 04, 2018 01:00pm - 02:00pm

This hike will highlight sites relating to World War I and Akron's involvement in the war. The hike is approximately one mile. Meet by the Doughboy Statue at the Courthouse.
Contact: http://www.summitwwi.org/
Summit County Courthouse

Akron, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

History Symposium: Ross Field Arcadia WWI Balloon School, 100 Years
Dates: Saturday, May 05, 2018 10:00am - 01:00pm

Join us for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War One. Arcadia was at ground zero for training Balloon Observers to fight for our country “over there.” Speakers will give an overview of WWI; will focus in on how Arcadia was connected; and share original photographs of the Balloon School from the Museum’s permanent collections. The Gilb Museum houses among the largest collection of Arcadia Balloon School photographs in the world. Permanent and temporary exhibits on the Balloon School will be on exhibition.   The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage A reception will follow sponsored by the Friends of the Arcadia ...
Contact: dhicks@ArcadiaCA.gov
The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage

Arcadia, CA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

World War I and its Connection to Union Baptist Cemetery
Dates: Saturday, May 05, 2018 03:00pm

The Union Foundation presents a benefit concert for the renovation and beautification of the Historic Union Baptist and United American Cemeteries. The Loretta C. Manggrum Chorale, under the direction of Eric V. Oliver, performs sacred music (traditional, classical, hymns, spirituals, gospel, inspirational, and contemporary) composed by Dr. Loretta C. Manggrum and other African American composers of sacred music. Historian and Lecturer Paul LaRue has identified over 170 names of the original World War I veterans buried in Union Baptist Cemetery. He has researched the names and matched them with their regiments and units in WWI. These men were buried between ...
Contact: Call 513-981-0421
Corbett Auditorium, School for Creative and Performing Arts

Cincinnati, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Norwalk World War I Digitization Day
Dates: Sunday, May 06, 2018 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Photos, letters, documents, and souvenirs help bring the story of World War I back to life. To help preserve these memories and significant part of our history, the Norwalk Historical Society, the Norwalk Public Library, and the Rowayton Historical Society will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library to hold a WWI Digitization Day. On Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Townhouse at Mill Hill Historical Park, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Limited parking on site, follow signs to overflow parking. Norwalk area residents are being asked to find their WWI related items ...
Contact: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
Mill Hill Historic Park (Copy)

Norwalk, CT

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Other

World War 1 Touring Cars
Dates: Monday, May 07, 2018 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

Humanity in the First World War
Dates: Monday, May 07, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm

WWI and America Movie Showing 4: Joyeux Noël May 7th, 6-8:30 pm Topic: Humanity in the First World War
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Education

Remembering World War I: Georgia's WWI Legacies
Dates: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

This presentation is offered by the Mount Vernon Chapter of the SAR as a tribute to the centennial commemoration of WWI. Dr. Virginia Dilkes relates Georgia's WWI legacies through WWI memorials throughout the state of Georgia and WWI events that are the basis for these memorials. She discusses the ongoing work of the GA WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
Contact: shep7h@aol.com
Vintage Pizzeria Dunwoody

Dunwoody, GA

 

Category: Education

World War I Wednesday
Dates: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!
Contact: 1.877.653.1775
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Triangle, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Dates: Thursday, May 10, 2018

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: Thursday, May 10, 2018 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

WWI Centennial - Reflections Through Music
Dates: Thursday, May 10, 2018 07:30pm - 09:00pm

The Canton American Legion Band presents The Centennial of the 1918 WWI Armistice - Reflections Through Music.There will be free concerts featuring a variety of styles of music written & performed around the time of the WWI Armistice. This event will be educational as well as enjoyable and will include music by composers who served in WWI. Historian Pat Leehey will present the biographies of the composers and the historical significance of each piece.  
Contact: webmaster@cantonband.org
Mansfield Congregational Church

Mansfield, MA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

World War 1 History Symposium 2018
Dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00am - 04:30pm

Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America   Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on The History of the First World War.   This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register. See 'Registration' below for details.   Download the event flyer Symposium Agenda   10:00 - USAHEC Opens, Symposium Opens 10:00 - USAHEC Opens, Symposium Opens  10:30 - Welcome by PA WW1 Centennial Committee event chairman 10:40 - "The Eddystone Model of 1917 Rifle", Kurt Sellers, Major, U.S. Army (Retired)  In World War I, government arsenal production of the standard Model 1903 Springfield rifle was inadequate to meet the ...
Contact: Pennsylvania@WorldWar1Centennial.org
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Carlisle, PA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

WW1 Aces
Dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 02:00pm

A talk on World War 1 Aces by Mark Wilkins
Contact: Mark Wilkins
Eldredge Public Library

Chatham, MA

 

Category: Education

WWI and America Book Discussion Group 3
Dates: Monday, May 14, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

WWI and America Book Discussion Group 3 May 14th, 6-8 pmTopic: America's Role in the World Post WWIRoom Change: McIntyre Room
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Education

Golden Girl Over There: Songs of The Great War
Dates: Saturday, May 19, 2018 04:00pm - 05:30pm

May 20, 1950, was declared the first Armed Forces Day by President Harry S. Truman. This day is a celebration for all men and women in service, past and present. On May 19, 2018, we will be celebrating the armed forces and WWI Centennial. The American Legion Post 370 will be performing the color guard, and the Wolfgang Dixie Jazz Band will be performing a concert of WWI era music. Joining the Jazz Band will be a first-person interpretation of Frances Golden, who performed for troops for the YMCA during WWI. Please join us in celebrating the brave citizens of this ...
Contact: mpatterson2@indianamuseum.org
Thrall's Opera House

New Harmony, IN

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Armistice & Treaty of Versailles
Dates: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 02:00pm

A talk on the Armistice and the Treaty of Versailles by Mark Wilkins
Contact: Mark Wilkins
Cotuit Library

Cotuit, MA

 

Category: Education

World War I Wednesday - Ordnance
Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.   Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery.  Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!
Contact: 1.877.653.1775
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Triangle, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI Centennial - Reflections Through Music
Dates: Thursday, May 24, 2018 07:30pm - 09:00pm

The Canton American Legion Band presents The Centennial of the 1918 WWI Armistice - Reflections Through Music.There will be free concerts featuring a variety of styles of music written & performed around the time of the WWI Armistice. This event will be educational as well as enjoyable and will include music by composers who served in WWI. Historian Pat Leehey will present the biographies of the composers and the historical significance of each piece.
Contact: webmaster@cantonband.org
Canton Public Library

Canton, MA

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Minot State University Memorial Day WW I centennial tribute
Dates: Friday, May 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm

This year, the anniversary of the end of WWI, we will rededicate Minot State University’s World War I memorial to Minot Normal School students Henry Finn and James Otis Cooper who gave their lives to the war effort. Two new elm trees (Prairie Expedition American elms) will be planted in their honor. At a future date, a memorial bench will be added in honor of all the students, faculty, and staff, men and women, who supported America in the Great War Schedule for Friday 25 May 11:30 am - Introductions – Andy Heitkamp Minot State University Veteran Services - Welcome - Steven Shirley Minot State ...
Contact: andy.heitkamp@minotstateu.edu
Minot State University

Minot, ND

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Vancouver Barracks World War I National Centennial Conference
Dates: Friday, May 25, 2018 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Anyone with a general to a professional interest in World War I. We especially recommend this conference to educators, historians and members of organizations that study these periods and or engaged in planning projects and programs for the war’s centennial. Keynote Speaker, Mitchell Yockelson will speak on World War I. Military history talks on World War I topics. Each talk will last 30 minutes, including brief questions and answers. This conference commemorates many changes, both overseas and at home, and the accomplishments, and sacrifices of all participants. 
Contact: jddavis@rocketmail.com
Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, WA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Kick off Poppy
Dates: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Kick off Poppy Program with WWI Music in the barn and the national tour for Sgt. Alvin C. York WWI Hero, a Play by award-winning playwright Lisa Soland. 
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

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

World War I Centennial Ceremony to Mark Role of 1st Division in World War I
Dates: Saturday, May 26, 2018 09:00am

To coincide with Memorial Day weekend, a ceremony at Cantigny Monument in France on May 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. will mark the role of the 1st Division in World War I. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Contact: +33 (0)3 23 66 87 20
Cantigny American Monument

Cantigny, Somme

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny
Dates: Sunday, May 27, 2018 09:00am - 05:00pm

The Battle of Cantigny on May 28 1918 was a comparatively small battle in World War I, but it was the first major offensive undertaken by the American Expeditionary force. The AEF's success in beating back the Germans was a tremendous moral victory for the Allies, and validated General Pershing's argument that the Americans were better off fighting independently than than as reinforcements for the British and French.  To mark this pivotal moment in American involvement in the Great War, the ABMC will hold a ceremony on May 27 commemorating the men who fought and died in the battle at the ...
Contact:
Cantigny American Monument

Cantigny, Somme

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Marne River Defense
Dates: Sunday, May 27, 2018 09:45am

The Marne Valley was the site of some of the harshest fighting encountered by American soldiers during the "Great War." The Aisne-Marne American cemetery is home to 2,289 war dead, one of the largest burials of U.S. World War I soldiers. The Cemetery, and the nearby Marine Monument at the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood, will be the site of the commemoration.
Contact: +33(0)3 23 70 70 90
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

Belleau, Aisne

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War I, Roll Call Of Honor
Dates: Sunday, May 27, 2018 07:00pm - 10:00pm

Los Angeles National Cemetery is home to over 6,600 veterans who served in World War I. In cooperation with the Sons of the American Legion Post 283 – Pacific Palisades, CA., all Veterans of WWI buried at LA National Cemetery will have their names read at a Roll Call of Honor ceremony to make sure America doesn’t forget them.Volunteers have read 2,200 names at Veterans Day 2017 and Memorial Weekend 2017; they will finish Memorial Weekend 2018 at this ceremony. The event is held at night while the cemetery is dark to set the ambiance needed for this event. Readers ...
Contact: Tom Ruck: Thomas.Ruck@va.gov
Los Angeles National Cemetery

Los Angeles, California

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration ceremony in honor of Joseph Guyton (First American killed on German soil in WWI) on Memorial Day May 28th
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:00pm

  The city of Evart will be holding a commemoration ceremony in honor of Joseph Guyton (First American killed on German soil in WWI) on Memorial Day May 28th. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM at Guyton Park in Evart. Representative Jason Wentworth will deliver a commemoration speech followed by a parade down Main Street to the Guyton Memorial Bridge on US 10, where a wreath will be tossed into the Muskegon River. The ceremony will then move to Joseph Guyton’s gravesite at Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart for a brief historical background and ceremonial 21 Gun Salute by the honor ...
Contact: VFW Post #7979 4681 85th Ave,  Evart, MI 49631 Phone: 231-734-5950
VFW Post

Evart, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, News and Media

Memorial Day Program
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00am

Memorial Day Program The memorial day program will be held at ND Veterans Cemetery in Mandan. The event will begin at 11A.M. and will not have a specific end time, however, we would love to see everyone interested to come.
Contact: Wolters.email@gmail.com
ND Veterans Cemetery

Mandan, ND

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

"Polar Bears" Memorial Day Service
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm

The 89th annual Memorial Day Service honoring the "Polar Bears" of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force will be held at 11:00 AM on May 28, 2018 at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, MI. The service will be held at the Polar Bear Monument, which is surrounded by the graves of 85th Division soldiers who died in North Russia. The service will include a Color Guard, speakers, vocalist, wreath ceremony, rifle volley, and "Taps". This event will be held rain or shine. White Chapel provides seating that is under a cover. There is no charge for this event, which ...
Contact: mike@grobbel.org
White Chapel Memorial Cemetery

Troy, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Rededication of Allegan County World War I Monument
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 02:30pm - 04:00pm

The Women's Clubs of Allegan County in 1925 erected a monument in Allegan County Michigan's West Side Park memorializing those from our county who died in World War I.The monument has been overshadowed by two trees which block the viewing of the plaque which denotes the monument's purpose. In addition, repair work needs to be done to some weather-caused deterioration. Funds are being raised to repair the monument in time for the rededication ceremony on May 28, 2018.  
Contact: Jim Story: jstorey@allegancounty.org
West Side Park, Ganges Twp., Allegan County,MI

Fennville, Michigan

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Allegan County World War 1 Plaque
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 02:30pm - 03:00pm

Alleagn County World War 1 Plaque Ceremony May 28th @ 2:30pm Remember and Honor Sometimes appreciation can be overwhelming and powerful. Such is the case for one man who discovered a local monument honoring WWI soldiers. It is best to hear Shawn tell his story. I am the Director of Facilities Management for Allegan County. Allegan is a rural farming county in the Southwestern Portion of MI. This beautiful part of America snugs up against Lake Michigan and boasts of being the largest county in the southern peninsula. Allegan County is the home to approximately 115,500 folks. I took this job ...
Contact: Theresa M. Bray Allegan County Community Foundation 269.673.8344 Theresa.accf@gmail.com
Allegan County West Side park

Allegan, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, News and Media

Armistice & Treat of Versailles
Dates: Thursday, May 31, 2018 02:00am

A talk on the Armistice and the Treaty of Versailles by Mark Wilkins
Contact: Mark Wilkins
Snow Library

Orelans, MA

 

Category: Education
June, 2018

Virginia and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, June 02, 2018 09:00am - 05:30pm

The First World War left an indelible mark on the modern world, and one hundred years later the reverberations of the conflict are still felt. The Mosby Heritage Area Association has invited a panel of renowned historians to examine the impact of the Great War on the nation and in Virginia. Our program begins with a symposium at the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville, Va.  Berryville was home to USMC Major Lloyd Williams, who famously uttered the words, “Retreat? Hell, we just got here!" while leading his men into combat at Belleau Wood. Although Williams was killed in action his ...
Contact: tshaw@mosbyheritagearea.org
Grace Episcopal Church, Berryville, VA

Berryville, VA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Wedding Anniversary of Sgt. York and Gracie
Dates: Thursday, June 07, 2018

Special hike to the wedding rock on the Wedding Anniversary of Sgt. York and Gracie
Contact: 931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Other

Spring 2018 Symposium in World War I History
Dates: Saturday, June 09, 2018 08:30am - 05:00pm

Join us for an exciting day-long program featuring displays,refreshments, living history exhibitors, door prizes, and the following WWI presentations:  “Zeppelins Vs. British Home Defense 1915-18” by Jon Guttman, based on his forthcoming book from Osprey Publishing  “Building a National World War I Memorial: Why the process has lasted longerthan the war itself” - Edwin Fountain, Vice Chair of the U.S. World War ICentennial Commission, recounts the complex history of this provides an updateon progress. “A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in France: The World War Diary of John H. Taber”Stephen Taber provides a view into the discovery, editing, and publication of thewar experiences ...
Contact: karl8@comcast.net
Spranger Hall

Lutherville, MD

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Family Day - WWI - 100th Anniversary of Belleau Wood
Dates: Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm

It's the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in WWI.  June 6th is particularly significant to the Marine Corps at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Living history, special displays and activities will take place inside the Museum and out.   Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can earn their Celebrating Community and Play the Past badges while at this event. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE!
Contact: 1.877.653.1775
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Triangle, VA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Anniversary of Sister Cities
Dates: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Anniversary of Sister Cities: USA and Chatel-Chehery, France
Contact: 931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Museums and Exhibitions

Taps at the Tower
Dates: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018 08:30pm

Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country. The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents the fifth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 17 – Saturday, June 23, 2018. Taps at the Tower links the beauty and simplicity of the Taps bugle call with the symbolism of the Liberty Memorial.
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Surviving the Trenches
Dates: Friday, June 29, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

This event will be solely a paid program with living history members arriving on the afternoon of the 29th to assist in setting up and preparing for the program on the 30th.  This will be our first 3-4 hour paid program experience during which participants will man the trenches, be issued equipment, and have an “immersive” interpretive experience.
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Other, Performances & Creative Exhibition
July, 2018

Independence Celebration and Anniversary of WWI Centennial Bridge
Dates: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Independence Celebration and Anniversary of WWI Centennial Bridge dedication, Sgt. Alvin York WWI Hero Play by Lisa Soland
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

John Purroy Mitchell Centenial Memorial Service
Dates: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:00pm - 01:30pm

Centennial Memorial service to honor Mayor John Purroy Mitchell. Major US Army who died in the service of his country on July 6th, 1918. Mitchell enlisted to serve in World War I shortly after failing to be reelected, joining the Army aviation corps. On July 6, 1918, Mitchell was killed when he fell 500 feet from his plane to the ground during a training flight in Lake Charles, Louisiana; service will be conducted at noon on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at Fifth Avenue at E. 90th Street in Central Park.The event is being organized by the Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York. 
Contact: sryan165@hotmail.com
Arsenal Gallery, Central Park

New York, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Music of the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm

World War I has been called the most musical of all wars. Considered by some to be 'The Golden Age of Sheet Music', researcher Andrew Bullen highlights British and American war experiences through popular period titles and will discuss his one-of-a-kind sheet music digitization project which is bringing the music of the Great War era back to life. Listen, download, and see the full WWI Music Digitization Project online for free: https://goo.gl/sSBLP5
Contact: ddudek@fountaindale.org
Fountaindale Public Library

Bolingbrook, IL

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Vintage Days at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - WWI Commemoration
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm

Have what it takes to be a WWI soldier “over there” or a civilian over here in Akron 100 years ago? Join us on Sunday, July 15th to travel back in time to the year 1918 to find out! Take a military mental test. Try on a WWI army uniform. Meet an AEF (American Expeditionary Force) soldier. Listen to period music. And, chat with one of the Seiberling’s friends, business associates or staff members in the Manor House to discover what life was really like at this critical time in our community’s history. Also, on this day, get an early ...
Contact: Visit http://www.stanhywet.org/events/vintage-days-stan-hywet
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Akron, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Keller & Darby Memorial Park Centennial
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 02:00pm - 03:00pm

July 15, 1918, Private First Class Ira Cranmer Keller,24, served with Company B, 2nd Platoon, 8th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division “Rock of the Marne” of the American Expeditionary Forces.  During the Second Battle of the Marne in France, PVT. Keller became the first Clinton County. Pennsylvania soldier to be killed in World War 1.   On July 18, 1918, Corporal Beale Marshall Darby, 18, served with Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry “Indian Head” Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. CPL Darby was killed during the Aisne-Marne Offensive.   In loving memory, the Keller and Darby families donated this land in North Bend ...
Contact: chapmantwp@comcast.net
Chapman Township

North Bend, PA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Re-dedication of Keller & Darby Memorial Park
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 02:00pm - 03:00pm

First Word War Centennial Celebration of County Heroes and unveiling of WW1 monument. In loving memory, the Keller and Darby families donated land in North Bend to be used as a public park, forever commemorating their sacrifice for our freedom. The land remains to this day,  a public park, ball field,  and playground.  A century later, as we celebrate their lives and remember their sacrifices,  Chapman Township will rededicate the  Keller & Darby Memorial Park and unveil a newly built monument.  This memorial is set within a place of honor and reflection, remembrance, and ceremony at the heart of Keller & ...
Contact: chapmantwp@comcast.net
Keller & Darby Memorial Park

North Bend, Pennsylvania

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

American Legion War Memorial Dedication
Dates: Friday, July 20, 2018

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the American Legion Building and War Memorial in Montgomery, the American Legion will rededication that space on July 20th, 2018 after it undergoes renovation and other improvements.
Contact: Greg Akers
American Legion Department of Alabama

Montgomery , AL

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Gold Star Pilgrimages and Poppies Tour
Dates: Friday, July 20, 2018 - Saturday, August 04, 2018

Experience the treasures of England, France, and Belgium while remembering the Gold Star Pilgrimages from 1930 - 1933, the mothers and widows of the fallen heroes of WWI and the sacrifices of our Doughboys. Sail on a luxury ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, from New York to Southampton, England, then join a Custom Tour designed to touch your heart with a trip of a lifetime.
Contact: mooretravel@eastex.net
Transatlantic Cruise from NYC

New York, NY

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Other

1918 Hundredth Anniversary
Dates: Friday, July 20, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Orleans Historical Society will hold a three day commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the shelling of Nauset Beach by German U-156. Guest speakers will include authors of books about the subject, exhibits, and other town-wide events.  We will have a speech at Nauset Beach in front of the plaque commemorating the attack. Some activities will be at the OHS Meetinghouse and others will be held in different venues around town on July 20, 21 and 22, 2018.
Contact: Beverly Fuller, Vice Chairman of the Orleans Historical Society, bevs_studio@hotmail.com
Orleans Historical Society

Orleans, MA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

1918 Commemoration for Shelling of Nauset Beach
Dates: Friday, July 20, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

On July 21, 1918, Orleans, MA was shelled by German U156 submarine of the Imperial German Navy, captained by Richard Feldt. On the morning of 21 July, U-156 surfaced three miles off Orleans and fired its two deck guns at the town and at the passing tugboat Perth Amboy, which had four barges in her tow. Perth Amboy was sunk, causing the barges to capsize as well, and founder later; the shells fired at the town landed harmlessly in a marsh and on Nauset Beach, giving the town of Orleans the distinction of being the only spot in the United ...
Contact: bevs_studio@hotmail.com
Nauset Beach

Orleans, MA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial Ceremony of the Battle of Croix Rouge Farm, Fère-en-Tardenois
Dates: Saturday, July 28, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Centennial event honoring the Rainbow Division and the 167th Alabama at Croix Rouge Farm outside of Fère-en-Tardenois, France. Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Champagne-Marne Offensive: Ceremony at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France. 
Contact:
Croix Rouge Farm

Fère-en-Tardenois,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 2nd Battle of the Marne
Dates: Saturday, July 28, 2018 08:00am - 09:00pm

The centenary anniversary of the Battle Croix Rouge Farm will commence on July 28, 2018. Times listed here are preliminary, and will be confirmed closer to the event. In late July, 1918, the American 42nd "Rainbow" Division overcame fierce German resistance at the Croix Rouge Farm outside of Fère-en-Tardenois. Recently a Pietà created by James Buttler, was placed on the site. 
Contact: http://croixrougefarm.org/contact-us/
Croix Rouge Farm

Fere-en-Tardenois, Picardy

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Champagne-Marne Offensive
Dates: Saturday, July 28, 2018 09:00am - 05:00pm

The Champagne-Marne Offensive, also known as the Second Battle of the Marne, was initially a massive German offensive intended to finally break through the French lines and defeat the Allies in July 1918. Ultimately it turned into a significant Allied victory, and Germany afterwards was in a perpetual defensive mode until the Armistice in November. The U.S. lost 12,000 men, in contrast to the devastating loss of 168,000 German soldiers.  The ABMC will commemorate the centennial of this campaign at the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial on July 28 and 29. 
Contact:
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial

Seringes-et- Nesles,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
August, 2018

TN Home Front Exhibit
Dates: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018

Home Front Exhibit all Month at the York Park Visitor Center
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Great War and the Great Flu
Dates: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:00am - 08:00pm

An exhibit detailing the history of World War I and its impact on Akron history, including the local effects of the Influenza Pandemic of 2018.
Contact: 330.643.9030
Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Akron, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Over Here! A Michigan World War 1 Centennial Event
Dates: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - Sunday, August 05, 2018

Over Here!  A Michigan World War 1 Centennial Event UPDATE! We are going to have the WWI Centennial Event on August 4-5 instead of May. This allows more time for planning and for the Governor's Commission to get fully involved. We still plan to bring in music, re-enactors, kids activities, period vehicles, period food, drink and cocktails and more! Please watch for many announcements coming soon. We have some great Spring, Summer and Fall events lined up!
Contact: Call (517) 926-6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

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

Screening of WWI Silent Film Saga - Wings
Dates: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Two American men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. Organist Jay Warren provides a live music accompaniment to this amazing film. This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.  
Contact: ddudek@fountaindale.org
Fountaindale Public Library

Bolingbrook, IL

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Amiens-Somme Offensive
Dates: Saturday, August 11, 2018 09:00am - 05:00pm

The Amiens-Somme campaign was a predominantly British and French offensive, as the AEF under Pershing fought further south along the trench line. However one American division fought with the British Expeditionary Forces, and contributed to the great successes the British and French had in smashing through German lines. The campaign was the beginning of the Hundred Days offensive, which gained back much of the land in northeastern France that had been lost to the Germans since 1914.  The AMBC will commemorate the anniversary at the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, and will hold an additional commemoration at the Bellicourt American Monument, ...
Contact:
Bellicourt American Monument

Bellicourt, Aisne

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Opha May Jacob Johnson Commemoration
Dates: Monday, August 13, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in celebrating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Opha May Jacob Johnson in Kokomo, IN. From Kokomo, Indiana, Opha May Johnson was first in line when the recruiting station in Washington D.C. opened its doors to women and would become a legend as the first woman Marine. More details to come!
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Kokomo, IN

Kokomo, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War I Centennial Weekend
Dates: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/events-programs/signature-events/world-war-i-weekend $12 adults $10 seniors and college students w/ID $10 veterans and active military $6 children ages 5-17 Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID. Free parking
Contact: 612-726-1171 ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Fort Snelling

Saint Paul, MN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Performances & Creative Exhibition

Tennessee Day
Dates: Saturday, August 25, 2018

 Tennessee Day honoring all WWI Veterans
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Dates: Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The theme for this year's Bishop Hill Chautauqua is World War 1, the War to end all Wars. This is a free family-oriented event, where you will hear professional re-enactors, such as Brian Ellis and Ron Edgerton, tell inspiring stories about the historical characters they are portraying. Herbert Hoover, Winston Churchill, General Black Jack Pershing, and others will appear at the village park in Bishop Hill, IL to tell the audience the War from their viewpoints. 
Contact: bhha@mymctc.net.
Village Park

Bishop Hill, IL

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

American Comemorative Day
Dates: Sunday, August 26, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The city of Heuvelland, Belgium is hosting an American style country fair event to commemorate the US 27th & 30th Divisions who had fought in the area in August/September 1918. The date of the event is Sunday, 26 August 2018 in the village of Kemmel, Belgium. In partnership with the city of Heuvelland is the American Legion "Flanders Field" Post BE02.
Contact: americanday2018@gmail.com
Heuvelland (Kemmel)

Heuvelland,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events
September, 2018

Laying of Wreath at Graves of Sgt. York
Dates: Saturday, September 01, 2018

Laying of Wreath at Graves of Sgt. York (December 13, 1887 - September 2, 1964) and Gracie York (February 7, 1900 – September 27, 1984)
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial of the Spanish Flu epidemic
Dates: Saturday, September 01, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Centennial of the Spanish Flu epidemic. September - October
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Aaron Fisher Commemoration
Dates: Monday, September 03, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in celebrating and honoring the life of Hoosier WWI hero Aaron Fisher.  During a time in American history when African Americans faced so much adversity from the prejudices held by much of the country, Aaron Richard Fisher was able to overcome and prove himself a remarkable soldier whose courage and determination placed him among America’s heroes. His unwavering dedication to his country and community throughout his life consistently demonstrated a selfless commitment to the safety and well-being of others and a will to stand up and protect what he knew was right. Fisher ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Lyles Station Historical School & Museum

Princeton, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial of the first performance of the Star-Spangled Banner in connection with an athletic event (the 1918 World Series)
Dates: Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Centennial of the first performance of the Star-Spangled Banner in connection with an athletic event (the 1918 World Series)
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

"Detroit's Own Polar Bears" Centennial Symposium
Dates: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm

"Detroit's Own Polar Bears" Centennial Symposium  Sponsorship by Polar Bear Memorial Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  The event will be held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan auditorium in downtown Detroit on Sept. 5, 2018, which is the centennial of their landing in Archangel.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and the program will run from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Learn more about the "Polar Bears" or the North Russia Expeditionary Force during the World War. "The American Expedition to North Russia in 1918-1919 has been oddly neglected by professional historians, with the result that most US citizens, including even ...
Contact: (989) 652-8005 or e-mail: info@michigansmilitarymuseum.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Detroit, Mi

 

Category: Education, News and Media, Performances & Creative Exhibition

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Dates: Friday, September 14, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

This event will encompass school groups coming on Friday the 14th, a paid night program on the 14th and 15th, with trenches open to the public throughout the day on Saturday.  The main interpretive theme will be interpreting the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and incorporating Sgt. York’s narrative in that.  During this program, we will be continuing work on expanding the “sap” position.
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Education

Robert Hewins Stiles, from Harvard University to Pournoy-la-Chétive (France), a history of the United States.
Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018 03:00pm - 05:00pm

An exhibition in 25 visuals on Robert Hewins Stiles, a pilot in the 13th Aero Squadron, born in Fitchburg (Massachusetts) and killed in action in Pournoy-la-Chétive (France) on September 16, 1918, which tells a history of the United States from 17th to the 20th centuries.
Contact: lachainedelamemoire@orange.fr
"Parc aux trois nationalités" in Pournoy-la-Chétive (France)

, POURNOY-LA-CHETIVE

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Cass County Historical Society World War I Centennial Commemoration
Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018 04:00pm - 08:00pm

The Cass County Historical Society, Logansport, Indiana will hold a World War I Centennial Commemoration Event on September 15, 2018, 4:00-8:00 pm, at the Historic State Theater, in Logansport, Indiana. The event will include a display of WWI memorabilia, collected by the CCHS, World War I newsreels played on the theater projector, period music played throughout the theater, finger food buffet and wine and beer bar available. There will also be a silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for the CCHS. Tickets will be sold at the State Theater box office on the day of the event for $5.00 for entrance. ...
Contact: wabashdia@live.com
The State Theatre

Logansport, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

World War I Monument Dedication Ceremony
Dates: Friday, September 21, 2018 01:00pm - 01:30pm

Dedication ceremony for a monument is to recognize and honor the 78,000 U.S. Airmen who served with the American Expeditionary Force as well as those American Airmen who served w/our Allied Air Forces during The Great War.
Contact: Find more information at https://www.overthefront.com/about/news/ww-i-monument-article
National Museum of the United States Air Force

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the St. Mihiel Offensive
Dates: Saturday, September 22, 2018 09:00am - 05:00pm

September 15 1918 marks 100 years since the Battle of St. Mihiel, the first major offensive the American Expeditionary Force undertook as an independent army. The St. Mihiel salient was part of the last German offensive toward Paris, but American forces beat back the offending army, winning a victory although it suffered a significant loss of life.  The ABMC will honor those whose lives were lost in the Battle, at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Contact: www.abmc.gov
St. Mihiel American Cemetery

Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Armistice & Aftermath: A World War One Symposuim
Dates: Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 09:00pm

The fall of 2018 will mark the centennial celebration of Armistice Day – the day that officially concluded the Great War. Commonly referred to as the first “Total War,” it took an enormous human and economic toll. The Great War also paved the way for social change, from Prohibition to Women’s Suffrage that followed in its aftermath. In commemorating World War I, this symposium invites papers that explore its engagement with an impact on the American Heartland. In probing the global-national-local trajectory, it encourages but is not limited to comparative approaches that link narratives about rural communities and small towns to ...
Contact: ww1cc@mtu.edu
Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels
October, 2018

Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of American Operations in Belgium
Dates: Monday, October 01, 2018 09:00am - 05:00pm

In October 2018, The ABMC will commemorate 100 years since the arrival of the American Expeditionary Forces into Belgium at the Flanders Field American Cemetery. In addition to ceremonies remembering the soldiers who died to liberate Belgium, there will also be the public opening of the visitor center to the Cemetery, allowing future visitors to learn about the liberation of Belgium and recognize the deeds of the AEF in the closing weeks of World War One.
Contact:
Flanders Field American Cemetery

Waregem,

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial of the Otranto Disaster
Dates: Saturday, October 06, 2018

Centennial of the Otranto Disaster
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial of the founding of Fort Benning
Dates: Sunday, October 07, 2018

Centennial of the founding of Fort Benning
Contact:

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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

100th Anniversary of Sgt. York
Dates: Monday, October 08, 2018

100th Anniversary of Sgt. York’s action in France, Living History Events and programming
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Samuel Woodfill Commemoration
Dates: Friday, October 12, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in commemorating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Samuel Woodfill in Madison, IN. Praised as “Outstanding” by AEF commander General John Pershing,1 Samuel Woodfill would be resoundingly praised as a hero following his return from Europe after World War I. For his bravery and heroism, he would receive the Medal of Honor as well as numerous other military honors both from the United States and several European nations. Though Woodfill reportedly disliked publicity, Indiana’s war hero would receive no shortage of it as he met with presidents, was given a standing ovation in Congress, and was chosen by ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Madison, IN

Madison, IN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

America and World War 1
Dates: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

A one-day symposium hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology. Topics include medical and technological advances during the war.
Contact: seymour.goodman@inta.gatech.edu
William C. Wardlaw Center, Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels
November, 2018

Symposium – 1918: Crucible of War
Dates: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - Saturday, November 03, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Explore the irrevocable changes five years of cataclysmic conflict wrought on the global stage. Discover the complex impact on familiar structures as war was fought on three diverse continents of battlefields and the waters that connected them to the American homefront. As borders were literally and figuratively redrawn, Allies celebrated a victory and the world came to terms with the irreparable devastation and losses of the “war to end all wars.”
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels

Rosie's Mom and other stories of the Michigan WW1 Home Front
Dates: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 07:30pm - 09:00pm

Rosie's Mom and other stories of the Michigan World War 1 Home Front Wednesday November 7, 2018  7:30 PM at the Yankee Air Museum, General Purpose Room, Willow Run Airport Yankee Air Museum 47884 D St, Belleville, MI 48111 (East Side of Airport) Presenter: Michigan World War 1 Centennial Commissioner Dennis Skupinski Twenty years before Rosie the Riveter and the Willow Run Plant, Rosie's Mom helped the United States win the World War.  Women were part of Michigan's World War 1 work effort, building bomber airplanes, Liberty engines and other material for the war effort. Learn about Rosie's Mom during the war plus the birth of ...
Contact: 734-483-4030
Yankee Air Museum

Belleville, MI

 

Category: Education, Museums and Exhibitions

WWI - Lest We Forget
Dates: Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:30am - 01:00pm

Each year we partner with local organizations and this year we will be honoring WWI veterans. Free lunch for all veterans. This year's program will be held on November 8th at The Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  
Contact: darlene.mcmartin@pottcounty-ia.gov // Darlene McMartin
The Center

Council Bluffs , IA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

100th Anniversary of the End of WWI
Dates: Friday, November 09, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

100th Anniversary of the End of WWI, International Veterans Day Ceremony including three day Living History Commemoration with WWI Trenches and Reenactments at Sgt. York’s Home in Pall Mall, TN
Contact: (931) 879-6456
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Pall Mall, TN

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

All Is Calm
Dates: Friday, November 09, 2018 - Sunday, December 30, 2018 07:30am - 05:00pm

Christmas of 1914. Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Mans Land singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story told in the words and song of the men who lived them.
Contact: office@lauralittletheatricals.com
Loreto Theatre at Sheen Center

New York, NY

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Annual Veterans Day Parade and Day of Honor
Dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Special Guests of Honor for the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade and Day of Honor will be the Centennial Commemoration of the end of WWI. Our event takes place on November 10, 2018 in downtown Milwaukee. It includes a parade, displays, flyover and memorial service open to the public. All veterans and military who participate in the event also receive commemorative dog tags, breakfast and a lunch reception after. Commemorative posters and programs are also included.
Contact: vetsparademke@gmail.com
55th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Day of Honor

Milwaukee, WI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day)
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day)
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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Veterans/Armistice Day commemoration
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans/Armistice Day commemoration at the new Cherokee County Veterans Park. Sponsored by the Cherokee County Department of Parks and Recreation.
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Designation of American World War I Cemeteries as National Historic Landmarks
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11 2018 will mark 100 years since the conclusion of fighting between the Allied and Central Powers in World War One. In recognition of the significance World War One has on the history of the 20th century and on the modern world, the U.S. Department of the Interior will designated all American World War I cemeteries in France, Belgium and the U.K. as National Historic Landmarks. This designation will be in conjunction with commemorative ceremonies throughout the United States and Europe in honor of the men and women who fought for the U.S. in World War One.
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World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

A special Sunday afternoon event commemorating Armistice Day at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Contact: Amy Williamson (334) 353-4689 amy.williamson@archives.alabama.gov
Alabama Department of Archives and History (Copy)

Montgomery, AL

 

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Annual Veterans Day Parade
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

This annual parade takes place on Veterans Day at 11:00 A.M. This parade, along with any related events, will focus on the end of WWI on November 11, 2018. For more information, visit www.louvetparade.com
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Veterans Day Parade Start

Louisville, KY

 

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Commemorative Ceremony for 100th Anniversary of the Armistice at National Cathedral
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will be the home of the largest commemoration of the end of the First World War in the former Allied Powers. Hundreds of major members of he governments and armed forces of the nations that composed the Allies in World War One will honor the lives of the millions of fallen men and women, and recognize the significance of the conflict, as well as how vital it is to prevent such a horrible conflict from ever happening again.  The incumbent U.S. President along with her predecessors are all expected to be in attendance, as well ...
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Washington National Catherdral

Washington, DC

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:10am

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony   In 1918, on the 11th day, in the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the Allies and Central Powers agreed to a cease fire that would mark the end of World War One. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone. It is with high hopefulness that we will all join in this nation-wide commemoration in ...
Contact: Jerry Benson jbenson@legislature.mi.gov  or phone: 517 373 2353
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, Education

Detroit's Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2018
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 01:00pm

Detroit's Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2018 Parade starting time and location are not decided at this time.
Contact: detroitveteransdayparade@gmail.com
Veteran's Day Parade

Detroit, Mi

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, News and Media, Performances & Creative Exhibition

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:15pm

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony In 1918, on the 11th day, in the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the Allies and Central Powers agreed to a cease fire that would mark the end of World War One. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone. It is with high hopefulness that we will all join in this nation-wide commemoration in ...
Contact: Jerry Benson jbenson@legislature.mi.gov  or phone: 517 373 2353
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, News and Media

Dedication of 100th Anniversary WWI Memorial
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Dedication of a new Monument honoring Veterans of WWI. New Monument to be located near the existing Doughboy Monument in Muskogee, Oklahoma in front of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. Event attended by DAR Chapter Members from Northeastern Oklahoma Region; City of Muskogee dignitaries; Representatives of the "Five Civilized Tribes" indicated on the existing Memorial. Brief history of the Monument...Doughboy by E.M. Viquesney, copyright by Walter Rylander Smithsonian identifier Number 47260092 and one of two existing WWI Monuments related to Native American WWI participants.
Contact: Vandelia Graham, vannyokie@live.com
Auditorium, Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center

Muskogee, OK

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Smyrna Veterans’ Day Observance
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 02:00pm

Sunday, November 11, 2018Smyrna Veterans’ Day Observance2:00 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Smyrna, Ga.Featured speaker: Narayan Sengupta, Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Board of Advisors
Contact: (770) 436-2501
Veteran's Memorial Park - Smyrna, GA

Smyrna, GA

 

Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

We Serve America Concert
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 07:30pm - 09:00pm

The We Serve America Concert at historic DAR Constitution Hall features that United States Army Band; selected readings from "The War Letters Project" housed at Clemson University of World War I letters written from the front; a reading from the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library; World War I songs by an international guest artists; all presented against a collage of period photos, and movie clips.  Attendance is by "NO-COST" ticket / ticket information will be available April 2018 on line at www.weserveawards.org. SECURITY - All attendees will be required to pass through security and be seated no later than 7:00pm.
Contact: John Kristoff, JKristoff@DunRovinSystems.com
DAR Constitution Hall

Washington, DC

 

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