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It Aimed to Make the World 'Safe for Democracy:' World War I and Its Aftermath

February 7, 2017

"The world must be made safe for democracy."  With those words, President Woodrow Wilson committed Maine, and the rest of the country, to fight in World War I.  It was April 2, 1917.   To mark the coming centennial, the Maine Historical Society opens a new exhibit in Portland today. To read the full article from Maine Public's interview with curator Jamie Rice, click here.

Maine WWI Centennial Working Group

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The Maine WWI Centennial Working Group is made up of representatives from the Participating Organizations.

 Would you or your organization like to become a participating partner or have your event listed on our calendar? Do you have questions about Maine in World War I? Please contact us at the email below.

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