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Exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Venue Information

  • April 4, 2017–January 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Southwest Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war’s effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society.

Background image: Detail of “U.S. infantry & machine gun men assigned in trenches"

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