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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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47987 Veedersburg
IN
USA
829 West Main Street
40202 Louisville
KY
USA

Frazier History Museum, 502-753-5663, info@fraziermuseum.org

(502) 753-5663

Open M-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sundays noon - 5 p.m. 

515 Broad St
35901 Gadsden
AL
USA

Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that molded a Laclede country boy into one of the nation’s legendary generals. Pershing and his family moved into the nine-room Gothic-style house in Laclede when he was six. Prairie Mound School, where Pershing taught prior to his admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is also on the site and includes a unique exhibit that allows visitors to pass through many of the same doorways Pershing passed through on his journeys from Missouri to Mexico and France.

For over seventy years, the Pershing Park Memorial Association (PPMA) has dedicated itself to keeping the memory of General of the Armies of the United States John J. Pershing alive. Our mission is to construct a living and lasting memorial to the extraordinary service and sacrifice of General Pershing.

One strategic component remains. We have nearly reached our goal with the 2011 purchase of a 7,800 square foot building in Laclede, Missouri. This structure will be the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives.

The Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives will interpret Pershing's life for visitors - from the time young Cadet Pershing arrives at West Point Military Academy through his life, career, and ascension to the highest rank and title ever awarded to a United States Military Officer while alive, General of the Armies of the United States.

The museum will interpret history in a way that is accessible to today's scholars and students. The modern exhibit gallery will display educational, hands-on, and interactive displays spanning General Pershing's life and military career. A flexible theatre space will accommodate small groups or expand for larger audiences. We anticipate the viewing of restored World War I film footage, lectures, conferences, and book signings. The main gallery and a classroom space will allow the facility to feature special exhibits and traveling displays.

  • Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
2142 Southern Drive
Statesboro
GA
USA
The Great War that Changed Georgia, 1917-1918

February 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia soldiers and civilians and training camps and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.
2142 Southern Drive
30460 Statesboro
GA
USA

Georgia Southern University

371 Airport Road
19507 Bethel
PA
USA

In Berks County at Grimes Airport

Refer to the museum's event calendar on the web

WW1 aircraft
1916 Sopwith Pup
1917 Rumpler C.V
1918 Curtiss JN4D "Jenny"
1918 Fokker Dr I Triplane

810 Capstone Dr,
35401 Tuscaloosa
AL
USA
272 Pearl St NW
49504 Grand Rapids
MI
USA

For general inquires please call  616.929.1700 or email info@grpm.org

Vision:

To inspire passionate curiosity and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Mission:

We exist to be a living monument of artifacts, ideas and stories told through exhibitions, events and educational programming designed to inspire, motivate and celebrate our human bond. We enrich the life of our community through experiences of the wider world in a uniquely Grand Rapids context.

They do have a wooden wing from a Hadley-Page Bomber that was manufactured by the Grand Rapids Aircraft Company and also an I.D. card of a female worker.

46360 Michigan City
IN
USA

The Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing free public library services to Washington, Connecticut and the surrounding communities. It is dedicated to the promotion of literacy, education, and preservation of the Town's history and culture, via the Gunn Historical Museum.

3419 20th Avenue
36854 Valley
AL
USA

 (334)768-2161

210 Parkside Drive
52358 West Branch
IA
USA
321 Washington Avenue
48708 Bay City
MI
USA

The mission of the Bay County Historical Society is to preserve the history of Bay County and to develop facilities and programs dedicated to the enhancement, enrichment and enjoyment of our community.
                       

The Bay County Historical Society

& 

The Historical Museum of Bay County

321 Washington Avenue  ▪  Bay City, MI  48708

    Exhibit Hours
            

Monday-Friday   10AM-5PM

Saturday   12PM-4PM
     
MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE EVERYDAY

  • American Legion post
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Bill Betten
90068 Los Angeles
CA
USA

The Hollywood American Legion building itself is a World War One monument.

The three story, 33,000 square foot facility located on Highland Avenue, one block south of the Hollywood Bowl. The buildings architecture is Egytian Revival-Morroccan Deco and was finished in 1929.

The post is a Los Angeles Registered Historical Landmark and has been a vibrant venue since it's completion. The Post has three floors and a projection booth at the roof level. It's lower floor is partially below ground. Connected to the lower floor by wide carpeted hallways leading up to 55' high Main Atrium supported by four Egyptian Columns.

Open-air Center Atrium leads to 800 capacity Main Auditorium containing 334 fixed theater type seats around a 2,000 square foot Oak hardwood dance floor. The raised stage is a proscenium design with a film screen. The Auditorium ceiling is 55' high and has 8 cement buttress columns that arch floor to ceiling.

All exterior doors are copper sheathed. The Post proudly displays significant Bronze Plaques with Legion members names who have gone to Post Everlasting. Prominent among them are Clark Gable, Adolphe Menjou and Gene Autrey.

Double eight-foot Walnut doors laced with iron and sheathed in copper act as an entrance. The Porch area out front features a six-foot bronze statue of Vietnam Vet in Bronze, a Japanese WWII cannon, Bronze Plaques of Commanders of Post and wrought iron double-gated fence opening on Highland Avenue. There is also a History/Military Museum with an extensive collection; a 4,000 volume Military and Hollywood library.

The collection of historical items of both Hollywood and the military exploits of Post members is a must see on any visit to its vaunted facilities.

  • Bench
6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-southeast of Kenosha
53158 Pleasant Prairie
WI
USA

The SS Wisconsin was a steamboat that sank in Lake Michigan off the coast Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. In 2009 the shipwreck site was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Wisconsin was built at the Dry Dock Complex in 1881. During World War One, she served as a convalescent hospital ship named the General Robert M. O'Reilly after Robert Maitland O'Reilly, a former Surgeon General of the United States Army. In addition to Wisconsin and General Robert M. O'Reilly, the vessel was also named the Naomi, the E. G. Crosby and Pilgrim. The Wisconsin foundered in October of 1929 after a leak occurred during a violent storm. The wreckage site is a popular location for historians, archaeologists and divers. It lies in 90 to 130 feet (27 to 40 m) of water, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-southeast of Kenosha.

46901 Kokomo
IN
USA
46202 Indianapolis
IN
USA
47591 Vincennes
IN
USA