Posters as Munitions, 1917

Which Poster Would You Choose?

Posters as Munitions, 1917

Which Poster Would You Choose?

Posted January 12th at 5:00pm

Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Its value as an educational or stimulating influence was more and more appreciated. The poster could impress an idea quickly, vividly and lastingly. 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. The exhibition opens Feb. 21, 2017 and runs through Feb. 18, 2018.

In an exciting twist, the National World War I Museum and Memorial is offering the opportunity for everyone to choose a WWI poster to be featured in the exhibition by voting for their favorite. Voting begins Tuesday, Jan. 17 and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 31. Vote Now!

Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I

Special Exhibition

Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I

Special Exhibition

Posted October 10th at 9:00am

When the German army advanced into the western territory of the Russian Empire (Poland, Lithuania, Belarus) in the spring and summer of 1915, the German soldier encountered a physical and cultural environment quite different from what he previously experienced. Wacht im Osten [Watch in the East] explores this encounter between the German soldier and the land and people he found himself trying to understand. Exhibition open Oct. 25, 2016 – March 12, 2017 in the Museum's Ellis Gallery.

They Shall Not Pass | 1916

Special Exhibition

They Shall Not Pass | 1916

Special Exhibition

Posted April 29th at 9:00am

Mud and mayhem, death and destruction, staggering unnecessary losses. All aptly describe the two pivotal battles of 1916, the Somme and Verdun. The attack by British and French forces was meant to break the Western Front stalemate. It did not. They Shall Not Pass | 1916, on display May 6, 2016 – March 12, 2017 in Exhibit Hall, sheds light on the personal side of the conflict.

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