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"The centennial of World War One offers an opportunity for people in the United States to learn about
and commemorate the sacrifices of their predecessors."
from The World War One Centennial Commission Act, January 14, 2013

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.)

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302 Newcomb Hall
64110 Kansas City
MO
USA

Circulation Services: 614-644-6950

Research Services: 614-644-7051

1100 North Dixie Ave.
42701 Elizabethtown
KY
USA

Phone: (270) 765-2181          

Bill Swope

Hours: Monday through Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm.

Winter hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday.

2200 West 35th St. Blg 6
78703 Austin
TX
USA
Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star State’s militia and volunteer forces from 1823 to 1903 when the Congress created the National Guard. From 1903 to the present the museum tells the story of the Texas Army and Air National Guard, as well as the Texas State Guard, in both peacetime and wartime. The museum displays dozens of tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, trucks, jeeps, helicopters, jet fighters, observation aircraft and towed artillery pieces. Permanent exhibits utilize uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal items, film, music, photographs, battle dioramas and realistic full-scale environments to tell the story of the Texas Military Forces from the Texas Revolution to current the Global War on Terror. The museum has extensive library and archival collections focused on Texas Military history – including the WWI service cards for every Texan who served and the story of the 36th Infantry Division.

The Cobblestone Museum is an open-air museum that promotes the study and exploration of cobblestone construction methods from 1825 to 1860, offering visitors the opportunity to explore three period cobblestone structures set in Victorian appearance and four wood structures highlighting 19th century agricultural implements and skilled trades.

Established in 1960 to preserve the Cobblestone Universalist Church and District No. 5 Schoolhouse in Childs, NY, The Cobblestone Society and Museum has existed for over 50 years as the nation's destination for everything "cobblestone." The society owes its origins to a steadfast and determined group of individuals who desired to study and preserve a unique piece of history, situated largely amongst the landscape of Western New York.

Now, the museum serves as the central museum for Orleans County, promoting the heritage and history of cobblestone structures while preserving the history of the county itself. The museum is home to numerous artifacts, significant to Orleans County and New York State history.

Decorated in Victorian fashion, the Cobblestone Church, Ward House, and Schoolhouse provide visitors with a look into the lives of those who lived during the later half of the 19th century. Our four wood structures contain artifacts relating to the history and development of agriculture and skilled trades in Western New York. The Farmer's Hall gives visitors the opportunity to see rare and unique agricultural tools and implements used throughout the area. The Print Shop, Harness Shop, and Blacksmith Shop are all reminiscent of the working environment of the later 19th century skilled tradesman.

1251 Wynnton Road
31906 Columbus
GA
USA

706.748.2562

1506 W Highland St
76201 Denton
TX
USA

Built in 1970 as a memorial to preserve the community’s history, the Stevens Memorial Museum is the centerpiece of the John Hay Center, founded by the Washington County Historical Society.  The museum was designed to preserve the heritage of Washington County, Indiana and contains dozens of exhibits representing thousands of artifacts from generous donors.

The museum has a fantastic World War I exhibit with many unique and rare artifacts to view!

1450 Poplar Lane
66045 Lawrence
KS
USA

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

The University of Kansas

ksrlref@ku.edu

785-864-4334

Caitlin Donnelly, Head of Public Services, Spencer Research Library

1300 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
20560 Washington
DC
USA

No specific website, need to research online, for pages of interest, no specific online website for ww1 collection

101 South Independence Mall East
19106 Philadelphia
PA
USA
56 Main Street,
08809 Clinton
NJ
USA

 908-735-4101

Include ww1 posters, letters from ww1 military collection, photos from army signal core (1918-1919) Photos from Warren McNeill Papers

**Reminder, US proclaimed war against Germany April 1917**

The library proudly proclaims their state’s patriotism

300 North St,
17120 Harrisburg
PA
USA
20 N Coalter St
24401 Staunton
VA
USA

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library houses Woodrow Wilson materials from during and immediately after his lifetime, memoirs of those who worked with him, and governmental volumes concerning World War I.[4] The library is located at the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, at 18–24 North Coalter Street in Staunton, Virginia. The library is home to the Woodrow Wilson presidential car, a Pierce Arrow limousine.

However, the President's actual papers are located at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is referred to as The Manse, which is the name of a Presbyterian minister's home. The Manse was constructed in 1846 by the Staunton First Presbyterian Church. It has twelve rooms with twelve fireplaces, and cost about $4,000 (equal to $104,993 today). The Wilson family moved into the house in 1855. At that time the family only consisted of his two parents, Jessie Woodrow Wilson and Joseph Ruggles Wilson, and their two daughters Marion and Annie, who were about four and two years old, respectively. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in what is now called the "birth room" on December 28, 1856. The Wilsons left The Manse in early 1858 when Joseph Wilson accepted a call from a congregation in Augusta, Georgia.

After the Wilsons moved out of The Manse it remained a Presybterian minister's home well into the 1920s. It was only after Woodrow Wilson's death that his widow, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, returned to Staunton with plans of creating a memorial. The house was restored to its 1850s look over the next 80 years, which included removing bathrooms, changing light fixtures, and stripping paint. Recently The Manse was restored to its original red brick, having been painted white for almost a century.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. It is located in the Gospel Hill Historic District.

  • Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
47 North Alexander Street (AMTRAK Station & Welcome Center)
30577 Toccoa
GA
USA
This museum is operated by the Stephens County Historical Society.  While substantially dedicated to the WWII Paratrooper Regiments, known as the "Currahees & Toccoa Men” and "Home of the Real Band of Brothers" - it houses a quality collection of WW1 memorabilia and documentation.  www.toccoahistory.com

706-282-5055.
36362 Fort Rucker
AL
USA
950 Soldiers Dr
17013 Carlisle
PA
USA

Includes exhibits from the First World War, along with other U.S. wars.  Entrance is on Army Heritage Dr.

Visitor and Education Center:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm