Memorial Day 1918

A recently processed Y.M.C.A. newsletter, The Daily Rumor, highlights how one group of soldiers observed Memorial Day 1918 “Somewhere in France.”

Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace

The 2009 exhibition Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace paired 42 pieces of art by Charles Schulz with historical objects drawn from the Museum and Memorial’s World War I aviation collection.

Balloons and Dirigibles in WWI

Like it did for tanks and gas masks, the First World War spurred scientists and engineers to make advancements in the field of “lighter-than-air” technology – balloons.

Camouflage Violin Case

Second Lieutenant Harry Hinman Sisson, Company E, 309th Engineers, 84th Division, carried a violin with him in France throughout his service in the American Expeditionary Forces. Waiting to be shipped

A Little Birdie Told Me

Arthur Standing was a conscientious objector and did not fight during World War I. Instead, he participated in alternate service with the American Friends Service Committee. In this role, he rebuilt

French Mascots - Orphans of the War

American soldiers provided aid to children left behind by the war. Through the army newspaper Stars and Stripes and the American Red Cross, they would symbolically adopt French orphans. These children

WWI GIFs

From the funny to the tragic, these short videos were created using archival film footage of the war, primarily from the U.S. Signal Corps.

The Origins of Veterans Day

In 1954, after the return of service personnel from both World War II and the Korean War, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill rededicating Nov. 11 as Veterans Day, encouraging Americans
Ellis Gallery

We’re Home—Now What?

In the aftermath of World War I millions of servicemen and women came home from a war that was unprecedented in its impact on those who experienced it. For some who served, the war’s impact on their
West Lobby Gallery

The World Remembers

The World Remembers is an international education project whose purpose is to remember and honor these combatants who perished during each year of the war by displaying their names in more than 75

Art of War: Political Humor

“During The Big Brawl: Humorous Imaginings” (“La Grande Bagarre: Fantaisies Humoristiques”) is a collection of political cartoons created by Gustave A. Wendt between 1915 and 1916.
Exhibit Hall

War Art

From the “high art” of such luminaries as France’s Pierre Carrier-Belleuse to the etched mess kit of an unknown American soldier to so-called “trench art,” this exhibit illustrated a wide range of
Memory Hall

War & Art

During the First World War even Italy’s historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country affected by the war. The art and beauty destroyed during air raids or land
Ellis Gallery

War Around Us: Soldier Artist Impressions

Using the fields, villages, and people who witnessed the devastation of World War I, the soldier artists in this exhibition convey a shared understanding of the importance in depicting the look and