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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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231 Capitol Ave.,
06106 Hartford
CT
USA

Christine Pittsley; Project Manager, Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memorie

 

Museum of Connecticut History

860-757-6535

Museum of Connecticut History

860-757-6535

Museum of Connecticut History

860-757-6535

The Museum is open 6 days/ week, except during State Holidays

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

46216 Indianapolis
IN
USA
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
20151 Chantilly
VA
USA

Phone: 703-572-4118

World War One Records are available for research online and at the various National Archives locations.

The National Guard Memorial Museum is the only national museum dedicated to telling the story of the citizen-soldier and the National Guard. Free and open to the public, the museum is an integral part of the National Guard Educational Foundation's (NGEF) community outreach and educational programming.

Sea Girt Avenue & Camp Drive
08750 Sea Girt
NJ
USA

The National Guard Militia Museum presents the role of the NJ Militia & National Guard within the context of the larger history of the state, using original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts & art.   Periods covered begin with the Dutch, Swedish & British colonization of America, & continue through the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I & II to the present day, paying particular attention to the diversity of the state's citizen soldiers and their experiences. 

Narrative adapted from the National Guard Militia Museum of NJ website.

Photo courtesy of:  National Guard Militia Museum of NJ

Artillery Armory, 151 Eggerts Crossing Road
08648 Lawrenceville
NJ
USA

The Artillery Annex to the Militia Museum of New Jersey is located at the Artillery Armory in Lawrenceville, NJ. Items on exhibit include weapons, uniforms & other equipment from various periods of service.

There are two rooms dedicated to military memorabilia from the Civil War and a "Model Room" with over 100 small-scale models of military equipment. In the Drill Hall is the work area for the Cannon Shop with several pieces of military equipment on display. Additionally, about 15 tanks, vehicles and cannon are on display outside. 

Narrative adapted from the NJ Army National Guard website. 

Photo courtesy of:  National Guard Militia Museum of NJ

 

The museum's Early Years Gallery conveys the magic and wonder of the formative days of military air power. The gallery's aircraft collection, exhibits and artifacts combine to capture the spirit of imagination of that transformational era, chronicling the time from the Wright brothers and their contemporaries, through World War I and to the lead up to World War II.

Contact: Nicholas Ciotola - nicholas.ciotola@sos.nj.gov

Museum Hours:

Main Museum Building

205 West State Street, Trenton

Tuesday – Sunday

9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Closed Mondays & State Holidays

Auditorium Galleries

Tuesday – Friday

9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Closed Weekends & State Holidays

Civil War Flag Galleries and Visual Art Gallery

225 West State Street, Trenton

Monday – Friday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Weekends & State Holidays

  • American Legion post

The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.

The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation's largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.

Washington Ave and State St
12203 Albany
NY
USA
222 Madison Avenue
12210 Albany
NY
USA

Aaron Noble: aaron.noble@nysed.gov

5 Washington Street
07102 Newark
NJ
USA
205 W. State Street
08608 Trenton
NJ
USA

The New Jersey State Museum preserves objects that document the lives of people who lived in New Jersey from the 17th century to the present, including an array of artifacts relating to the first World War. The World War I collection consists of more than 80 Liberty Loan, Red Cross, Food Administration, and recruitment posters that were designed and printed as propaganda to inspire American commitment to the cause of war. Additionally, the collection includes assorted personal items from the World War I era including uniforms, equipment, medals, war souvenirs, and even a bugle that sounded the Armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918.

The State Museum also serves as the official caretaker of the State of New Jersey’s collection of 192 military flags dating from the 1860s through 1940. Although the majority of these flags are from the Civil War era, the State House Flag Collection also contains nearly 50 flags carried oversees by New Jersey soldiers who served with the 29th and 78th Divisions in World War I. The flags were returned to Trenton after the Armistice at the request of state officials and have been preserved by the State of New Jersey for the past 100 years. 

Photos courtesy of the New Jersey State House & State Capitol Joint Management Commission

5 East Edenton Street
27601 Raleigh
NC
USA

605-367-4210

314 Forest Avenue
04101 Portland
ME
USA
300 North Street
17120 Harrisburg
PA
USA

Headquartered in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the state’s official history agency and administers The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Historic Preservation Office, and numerous historic sites and museums across the commonwealth including Boalsburg’s Pennsylvania Military Museum and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg.  Watch phmc.pa.gov for upcoming special programs, exhibits, and projects commemorating Pennsylvania’s involvement in World War I.   The Pennsylvania State Archives, in particular, holds many collections documenting the war years and is currently partnering with Ancestry.com and the State Library of Pennsylvania to provide on-line access to number of these valuable records.   For example, check out http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60884 to examine Pennsylvania’s World War I Veterans Service and Compensation files.   Coming soon:  Digital access to over 200 stunning World War I posters from the State Archives’ collections via the State Library and the PA Power Library site.

See State Museum of Pennsylvania website for schedules and prices.
Discounted rates for group tours by reservation.

See Pennsylvania State Archives website for schedule and fees
GPS address:
801 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102