National Centennial Commemoration: April 6, 2017

Museum Hosts "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" WWI Ceremony

National Centennial Commemoration: April 6, 2017

Museum Hosts "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" WWI Ceremony

Posted February 8th at 9:00am

The national ceremony, In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry in World War I, will be held on April 6, 2017 at the Museum. Invited attendees include the President of the United States; Congressional leadership; Cabinet members; State governors; U.S. military leaders; veteran organizations; representatives from U.S. military legacy units that trace their history back to World War I; descendants of significant American WWI figures; and other organizations, dignitaries, and VIPs.

U.S. Enters the War

Learn about the events that led the U.S. to enter WWI in 1917

U.S. Enters the War

Learn about the events that led the U.S. to enter WWI in 1917

Posted March 20th at 9:00am

When World War I began in Europe in 1914, many Americans wanted the United States to stay out of the conflict. What changed? Navigate the history of the U.S. entry into WWI with these online articles and videos.

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace

Special Exhibition Opens March 31

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace

Special Exhibition Opens March 31

Posted March 13th at 9:50am

Michael St Maur Sheil’s portraits of WWI battlefields are featured in an outdoor photographic exhibition, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918 which tells of the healed scars of the First World War through our only remaining living witness: the fields of battle themselves. Once places of devastating violence, we now see landscapes of great beauty, testament to peace and remembrance. Open March 31 – Aug. 20, 2017

Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally

Special Exhibition Now Open

Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally

Special Exhibition Now Open

Posted March 13th at 11:39am

When the U.S. entered WWI in April 1917, a school teacher in the Montmartre district of Paris asked his students to write essays and express in drawings how this would affect their lives. Exhibition open March 21 – Oct. 15, 2017 in Ellis Gallery. Learn More

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