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November, 2018

Three Thousand Miles From Home: Southeast Ohioans in the First World War
Dates: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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

MAPS World War One Exhibit
Dates: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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: Saturday, November 17, 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

The Great War and the Great Flu
Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00am - 08:00pm

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

Akron, OH

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions

1918 - Central Ohio Jews & the World War
Dates: Saturday, November 17, 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

Ohio World War I Centennial Committee

Contact: Cyrus Moore, Ohio History Connection: cmoore@ohiohistory.org

Committee Members:

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, Ohio History Connection

Toivo Motter, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

Becky Preiss Odom, Ohio History Connection

Kyle Yoho, The Castle Historic House Museum

 

 

 

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