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February, 2018
February, 2018

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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: Thursday, February 01, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Thursday, February 01, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Friday, February 02, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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: Friday, February 02, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Friday, February 02, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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: Saturday, February 03, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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: Saturday, February 03, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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: Saturday, February 03, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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: Saturday, February 03, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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: Saturday, February 03, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Saturday, February 03, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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: Sunday, February 04, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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: Sunday, February 04, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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: Sunday, February 04, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Sunday, February 04, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Monday, February 05, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Monday, February 05, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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: Monday, February 05, 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: Monday, February 05, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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: Monday, February 05, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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: Monday, February 05, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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: Monday, February 05, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Monday, February 05, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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, February 06, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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, February 06, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Tuesday, February 06, 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

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War 1 Touring Cars
Dates: Wednesday, February 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

WWI Idaho Forestry Soldiers: Call to Action" Exhibit Opens
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 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

World War 1 and the Russian Revolution
Dates: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

A free lecture is presented to the public as part of the Hemingway Literary Center's presentation of special events as part of their "Front, Home Front, Aftermath: 100 Years after "The War to End All Wars" Commemorating World War 1 and the Legacy of Total War."BSU Professor Scott Yenor will discuss "World War 1 and the Russian Revolution: Solzhenitsyn's Red Wheel." Lookout Room in the Student Union Building.Free and open to the public
Contact: cherylhindrichs@boisestate.edu
Lookout Room in BSU Student Union Building

Boise, ID

 

Category: Other

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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: Thursday, February 08, 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

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

WWI Idaho Forestry Soldiers: Call to Action" Exhibit Opens
Dates: Thursday, February 08, 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

1st Annual Georgia African American Heritage Symposium
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018

 
Contact: 678.760.6540
Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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: Friday, February 09, 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

Laying the Foundation for the US Air Force: The First Aero Squadron on the Mexican Border, 1916
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018 11:30am

A lecture by Roger Miller, author of “A Preliminary to War”, The 1st Aero Squadron and the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916. Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:30 am Ft. Snelling History Center Auditorium The 1st Aero Squadron was formed in Texas in March 1913 in anticipation of trouble along the US/Mexico border. The Squadron had two companies, with a total of 6 officers, 52 EM, and 9 Aircraft. By the summer of 1913 with no hostilities along the border and with poor living and flying conditions in Texas, the unit was moved to San Diego. In March 1916 the unit redeployed to support General ...
Contact: www.firstaerosquadron.com
Fort Snelling

Saint Paul, MN

 

Category: Education

Old Dominion, Over There
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

WWI Idaho Forestry Soldiers: Call to Action" Exhibit Opens
Dates: Friday, February 09, 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

1st Annual Georgia African American Heritage Symposium
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018

 
Contact: 678.760.6540
Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA

 

Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Commemoration & Memorial Events

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00am - 04:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.
Contact: tanveer.kalo@worldwarcentennial.org
St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Dates: Saturday, February 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

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Here at Home: An Exhibit in Missouri State Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

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

No Man's Land: A Traveling Exhibit throughout Texas
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

North Carolina and World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Over There and Down Home: An Exhibit at the Maine State Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Picturing World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes: an Exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

World War I Display
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

World War I at the National Museum of American History
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Congress and the World Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

To commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center presents the yearlong exhibition, Congress and the World Wars. Through constituent correspondence, petitions, political cartoons, and posters, visitors will be able to see how Congress responded to the issues facing the nation and how that response impacted the lives of Americans and redefined the nation within the world. Key legislation, such as the Selective Service Act, G.I. Bill of Rights, Marshall Plan, and declarations of war will be highlighted. The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will ...
Contact: Laura.Trivers@aoc.gov
Capitol Visitors Center

Washington, DC

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Here at Home: Missouri in the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 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

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

World War I: The Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Remembering the Great War: 1914-1918
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 08:30am - 04:30pm

The exhibit features artifacts ranging from patriotic posters to a U.S. Army captain’s uniform from the balloon corpsto helmets to a silent film of American troops in France.The centerpiece is the photographs, which are both a treasure and a bit of a mystery.Museum curators know who took the photos, where they were taken and information about eachimage. Curators also know how the photos ended up in the museum’s collection – they were partof a larger collection acquired from Carson City history buff and collector Daun Bohall, who hadpurchased them years earlier at a yard sale. How the photos went from ...
Contact: Guy Clifton (775) 687-0646, gclifton@travelnevada.com
Nevada State Museum

Carson City, NV

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Bucking Bronchos- The Wyoming Experience in World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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: Saturday, February 10, 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: Performances & Creative Exhibition

WWI & America's Involvement
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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: Saturday, February 10, 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

Alexandrians Fight The Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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: Saturday, February 10, 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: Museums and Exhibitions

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Field to Front: Nittany Lions at War, 1917-1919
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm

With the American declaration of war in April 1917, current and former Penn State student athletes answered the call and flocked to join the colors. Serving in all branches of the military, Field to Front tells the story of their triumphs and sacrifices as they worked to advance the cause of victory. Featuring a variety of objects, photos, and letters relating to Nittany Lions past, the exhibit will open April 21, 2017 and will run through April 2018. 
Contact: Ken Hickman, krh132@psu.edu
Penn State All-Sports Museum

University Park, PA

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Fredericksburg Area Museum: World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Ghost Fleet of the Potomac
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

North Texas and World War I: Welcome Home
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Posters as Munitions
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Revolutions! 1917
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

The Centennial exhibition showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule. The stalemated battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts.  
Contact: 816.888.8100
National World War I Museum and Memorial

Kansas City, MO

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Send the Word: New Jersey and the Great War
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

World War 1 Exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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: Saturday, February 10, 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

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

Trenches to Treaties: the Numismatics of World War I
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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

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

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

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Education

Over Here, Over There
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 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,