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July, 2018

Over There: Dayton in the Great War
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

A special, commemorative WWI exhibit using Dayton as the lens to view WWI.
Contact: For more information, please call: (937) 293-2841
Carrillon Historical Park

Dayton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

This is an exhibit not about the First World War, rather it is an exhibit about Southeast Ohioans who supported the war effort and how the conflict affected their lives. It attempts to capture and relate the experiences of men and women from across Southeast Ohio. The First World War brought about great change to Southeast Ohio as well as the rest of the country, and even the world. It marked the end of one era, and the beginning of the next. For many Southeast Ohioans, it was the first time they were involved directly in events on a global ...
Contact: For more information, please call: (740) 592- 2280
Southeast Ohio History Center

Athens, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

World War I Display
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Experience the Great War in a new way through a special display commemorating the centennial of the United States entering World War I in 1917. Explore military uniforms and weapons, patriotic pins and other home front ephemera, souvenirs brought home from Europe by troops and volunteers and much more. Through documents and images from Ohio History Connection archival collections, see how the imagery of war changed, contrasting the bleakness of mud-spattered battlefields with the bright and vibrant posters found at home. This display is a component of the Ohio History Connection's Great Collections Experiment.
Contact: For more information, please call: (800) 686-6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

On April 6, 1917 the United States joined its allies- Britain, France and Russia- to fight in World War I. To mark that anniversary, an exhibit at The Arms Family Museum, From Home Front to Western Front: Life During World War I, opening on April 29th, will showcase civilian and military clothing in the Jeanne D. Tyler Costume Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit will also have a vignette on Base Hospital 31, formed by the Youngstown Hospital Association in 1917.
Contact: For more information please call: (330) 743-2589
The Arms Family Museum

Youngstown, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

WWI: The War to End All Wars
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Display includes uniforms, supplies, and stories of Lorain County citizens who served their country.
Contact: For more information, please call: (440) 322-3341
Lorain County Historical Society

Elyria, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

Wilberforce, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

Picturing World War I
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

See period photographs of Ohioans during World War I. Learn about Camp Sherman, a massive training camp - third largest in the nation - near Chillicothe; participation by women and African Americans; and the work of non-combatants.
Contact: Call 800.686.6124
Ohio History Center

Columbus, OH, United States, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

MAPS World War One Exhibit
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

North Canton, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

University of Akron World War I Displays
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

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

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio

Stan Hywet and the Great War
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00am - 06:00pm

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

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio

1918 - Central Ohio Jews & the World War
Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00am - 03:30pm

The Columbus Jewish Historical Society has a new exhibit on view in their new space The Historical Collection. This exhibit explores our community in 1918, the 262 Jewish veterans of WWI from Central Ohio, their lives in camp and "over there" and their lives at home.  The Columbus Jewish Historical Society is open 10-3:30 Monday-Friday, the first Sunday of each month, and by appointment. 
Contact: Call 614.238.6977
Columbus Jewish Historical Society

Columbus, OH

 

Category: Ohio

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

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

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio
August, 2018

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

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

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio
September, 2018

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

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

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

 

Category: Ohio
October, 2018

Lost Voices of the Great War - Summit County in the First World War
Dates: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Join the Summit County WWI Centennial Commission for a film screening on the evening of Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Lost Voices of the Great War recounts the story of Summit County residents' experiences during the First World War by combining dramatic first-person narration, third-person narration and interviews, music, and sounds effects to bring local "hidden collections" of World War I-era letters, historic photographs, images, and documents to life. This includes historical materials from a local chapter of the American Legion and the papers of Akron nurse Mary Gladwin. An introductory overview sets the stage by relating the background of Summit ...
Contact: Email info@summitwwi.org.
Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio
November, 2018

Over There: The Music of World War One
Dates: Thursday, November 08, 2018 07:30pm

Joseph N. Rubin's Orchestra pays tribute to the music that won "The Great War" in Over There: The Music of World War One. This concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-1918 by some of the greatest American composers of all time including George M Cohan, Jerome Kern, and Victor Herbert. Immortal songs "Over There," "K-K-K Katy," "Smiles," "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm," "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France" and more will be brought to life again in their original orchestrations for the first time in a century. Heidi ...
Contact: Email info@summitwwi.org.
Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Akron, OH

 

Category: Ohio

Ohio World War I Centennial Committee

Contact: Amy Rohmiller, Ohio History Connection: arohmiller@ohiohistory.org

Committee Members:

Carmella Cadusale, Youngstown State University & North Canton Heritage Society 

Ron Chapman, American Legion Department of Ohio

Steve Ebersole, American Legion Department of Ohio

Shannon Kupfer, State Library of Ohio 

Paul LaRue, High School History Teacher (Ret.)

Dr. Paul Lockhart, Wright State University

Pete Lupiba, Ohio Department of Education

SFC Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard

David Merkowitz, Ohio Humanities

Colonel Thomas Moe, United States Air Force (Ret.)

Cyrus Moore, Southeast Ohio History Center

Toivo Motter, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

Becky Preiss Odom, Ohio History Connection

Kyle Yoho, The Castle Historic House Museum

 

 

 

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