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2019
January, 2019

Lincoln Memorial Shrine Commemorate the Great War with New Exhibits
Dates: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - Thursday, January 31, 2019

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, 2017 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. If you would like to give a material or monetary donation to the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, please contact Nathan Gonzales, Curator at 909-798-7632 or visit the Heritage Room of A.K. Smiley Public Library. The ...
Contact: heritage@akspl.org
Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Redlands, CA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Answering the Call... From Recruit to the Front Lines of WWI
Dates: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Sunday, June 02, 2019 08:00am - 05:00pm

“Answering the Call…From Recruit to the Front Lines of WWI,” a special exhibition at the Upcountry HistoryMuseum, presents an overview of the influence “the Great War” had on the course of history, as well as someof the notable advancements made to the modern world as a result.Focusing on the experience from a recruit’s perspective, this artifact-rich exhibit will draw visitors into theeveryday life of the American Doughboy, including what he wore, what he ate, the equipment he carried,and the thoughts he shared with those on the home front. Drawn from local collectors and the Museum’spermanent collection, the exhibit will feature ...
Contact: info@upcountryhistory.org
Upcountry History Museum - Furman University

Greenville , SC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

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, January 01, 2019

This exhibit will spot light African American civilian and military service during World War II and explain how African American service during wartime began to advance civil rights on the home front. An intregral part of this exhibit highlights the history of African American military service from the founding of American up to World War II and will feature items from the World War I collection.
Contact: For more information, please call: (937) 376-4944
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

Wilberforce, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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, January 01, 2019 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

Harvey Dunn: War Works
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 08:00am - 05:00pm

This exhibition commemorates the100 year anniversary of the signing of an armistice between Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, which ended combat in World War I. The exhibition includes war-themed artworks created by celebrated South Dakota artist Harvey Dunn, who was one of the eight official war artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Forces. All works are drawn from the permanent collection of the South Dakota Art Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Contact: jodi.lundgren@sdstate.edu
South Dakota Art Museum

Brookings, SD

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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, January 01, 2019 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

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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

New Mexico Military Museum WWI Exhibit
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:00am - 04:00pm

The museum will host the State of New Mexico’s World War I interactive exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe.  The purpose of the exhibit is to educate Americans about WWI and highlight the sacrifices made by the Citizens of New Mexico less than 5 years after becoming the 47thState. The two year exhibit features a WWI SE5 Biplane, a UB6 Submarine turret, a replica of Roswell’s Battery A Bunker, a replica of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, a 1916 Harley Davidson, and many WWI weapons and equipment.  Working in conjunction with the World War I Centennial Commission, ...
Contact: nmmmfoundation@gmail.com
New Mexico Military Museum

Santa Fe, NM

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 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

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Dates: Thursday, January 10, 2019

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
March, 2019

Centennial of the troops’ welcome home
Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 08:00am - 05:00pm

Centennial of the troops’ welcome home
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Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events

Post-War Transitions in Europe: Politics, States and Veterans (1918-1923)
Dates: Thursday, March 28, 2019 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Centre for War Studies of University College Dublin is pleased to host an international conference to commemorate the end of the centenary of the First World War. The conference aims to appraise how European WWI ex-servicemen and officers contributed to the creation of new states in Europe and participated through associative or political activism to the peace process. The way veterans associations provided a supportive environment for the survivors of the conflict has resulted in numerous studies. Since then, historians have extensively studied how European societies dealt with the homecoming of soldiers and provided economic assistance to a social group ...
Contact: Event Contact:emmanuel.destenay@wanadoo.fr Extra Event Information:https://www.ucd.ie/warstudies/
University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin,

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels
September, 2019

Remembering WWI Film Festival - Seargeant York (1941)
Dates: Monday, September 09, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sergeant York - 1941   This is part of the free film festival on Remembering World War I.
Contact: histsoc@nd.gov
Russell Reid Autitorium

Bismarck, ND

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition

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African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
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Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
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WWI: The War to End All Wars
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Old Courthouse Museum
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