Museums and libraries across the nation are mounting exhibitions and programs covering all aspects of the World War One experience and heritage of the United States. To add your museum or library to this page, send an email to the webmaster with the relevant information. (See disclaimer.)
“Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!” will be on display in Gallery ’50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in the Archibald S. Alexander Library (69 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives
Phone: (270) 765-2181
Hours: Monday through Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm.
Winter hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday.
The New Jersey State Museum preserves objects that document the lives of people who lived in New Jersey from the 17th century to the present, including an array of artifacts relating to the first World War. The World War I collection consists of more than 80 Liberty Loan, Red Cross, Food Administration, and recruitment posters that were designed and printed as propaganda to inspire American commitment to the cause of war. Additionally, the collection includes assorted personal items from the World War I era including uniforms, equipment, medals, war souvenirs, and even a bugle that sounded the Armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918.
The State Museum also serves as the official caretaker of the State of New Jersey’s collection of 192 military flags dating from the 1860s through 1940. Although the majority of these flags are from the Civil War era, the State House Flag Collection also contains nearly 50 flags carried oversees by New Jersey soldiers who served with the 29th and 78th Divisions in World War I. The flags were returned to Trenton after the Armistice at the request of state officials and have been preserved by the State of New Jersey for the past 100 years.
Photos courtesy of the New Jersey State House & State Capitol Joint Management Commission
The 1918 Museum at Castle Farms was originally the Blacksmith Shop for Loeb Farms. It was built during WW1 with Albert Loeb’s income from Sears and Roebuck. The museum contains two separate collections. The first being the WW1 collection, which includes vintage uniforms, army equipment, posters, miniature soldiers, historic newspaper clippings and sheet music from World War I. The second collection includes items which were sold from 1918 Sears catalogs, including many toys, clothing, sports equipment, tools, toiletries and mail order food packages. Original prices and descriptions from the catalogs are featured beside many of the items.
The Polish American Museum located at 16 Belleview Avenue in Port Washington, New York, USA, was founded on January 20, 1977 and is directed by Gerald Kochan. It features displays of folk art, costumes, historical artifacts and paintings, as well as bilingual research library with particular focus on achievements of the people of Polish heritage in America.