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17
Feb
2015
The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918

February 17., 2015. - January 24., 2016., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Georgia Southern Museum Rosenwald Building, Georgia Southern University, Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460, U

The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918

The Great War that Changed the World, 1914-1918

Georgia Southern Museum

Georgia Southern University

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of an event that changed our world forever. During the “Great War,” as it was called, 65 million men and women served in militaries from 36 current nations spanning 6 continents, nine million of which died. The First World War saw the introduction of new technology, the fall of empires, the rise of new states, the loss of a generation, and changes in society as a whole.

This exhibit is a collaboration of faculty curators from across the University and graduate student curator and project coordinator Sheila Boone. The exhibit design and much of the fabrication was completed by Professional Practices students in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. This exhibit is the first of two to commemorate the Centennial.

For More Information: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum/exhibits/current/








24
Mar
2015
DRAWN TO WAR THE POLITICAL CARTOONS OF LOUIS RAEMAEKERS

March 24., 2015. - October 18., 2015., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

DRAWN TO WAR THE POLITICAL CARTOONS OF LOUIS RAEMAEKERS

DRAWN TO WAR THE POLITICAL CARTOONS OF LOUIS RAEMAEKERS

WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, MO

Political cartoons, newly printed in vivid color during the war era, were widespread and quickly consumed by popular culture across national borders and language barriers. As with today, caricatures allowed artists and audiences to laugh, reflect and inform opinions of current events. Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers, described as the “supreme cartoonist of the war,” used his pencils as a weapon to create powerful impressions characterizing and criticizing the nature and legacy of war.

Born in the Netherlands in 1869, Raemaekers’ first wartime political cartoon was published in the Amsterdam newspaper De Telegraaf on Aug. 1, 1914, following the German declarations of war.  As is true with today’s political cartoonists, Raemaekers infused religious sensibility and symbolism to develop both comical and stirring commentary on the brutality of war and its destructive legacy. Caricatures of leaders, particularly Kaiser Wilhelm, personified the reprehensible practices of war conducted by Germans while portraying empathy that defied national borders.

Between 1914 and 1918, Raemaekers’ works were printed in newspapers worldwide, reproduced on millions of postcards, published in dozens of books, and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the globe. Raemaekers received unprecedented attention on both sides of the Atlantic, was awarded the French Legion of Honor, and received credit for influencing the U.S. decision to enter the war.

Louis Raemaekers died in the Netherlands on July 26, 1956. The next day’s issue of the British newspaper, The Times, described Raemaekers’ legacy:

“...he was the one private individual who exercised a real and great influence on the course of the 1914-18 War. There were a dozen or so people – emperors, kings, statesmen, and commanders-in-chief…[o]utside that circle of the great, Louis Raemaekers stands conspicuous as the one man who, without any assistance of title or office, indubitably swayed the destinies of peoples.”

For more information: https://theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/raemaekers








01
Apr
2015
The Year of Navy Reserve Centennial

April 01., 2015. - April 30., 2016., 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Naval Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest #123, Washington, DC 20004, USA

The Year of Navy Reserve Centennial

The Year of Navy Reserve Centennial

Naval Heritage Center, Washington DC

Through April 2016

For more information: http://navymemorial.org/yonr








10
Apr
2015
War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War One

April 10., 2015. - August 05., 2015., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The President Woodrow Wilson House 2340 S Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008, USA

War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War One

This exhibition features black & white photographs of the efforts to use sandbags and wooden frames to protect Italian architecture and sculpture from aerial bombardment in WWI. It is co-sponsored by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute, and hosted by The President Woodrow Wilson House.

The President Woodrow Wilson House is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.








01
May
2015
Sand to Snow: Global War 1915

May 01., 2015. - April 10., 2016., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

Sand to Snow: Global War 1915

Sand to Snow: Global War 1915

The year 1915 was pivotal in terms of the world-wide involvement in the war. World War I was the first truly global war starting in Europe, then spreading to Africa, Asia and the Near East. The European powers mobilized their colonies and commonwealths around the world. Soldiers and laborers from Southeast Asia, India, Africa and the Caribbean were sent to Europe and the Near East to fight. Particularly, the British Commonwealth nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa made a decisive impact.

Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 illustrates the convergence of diverse military, political, economic and social forces of the combatant nations and neutral countries. The faces, actions, voices and objects of the people, often from an individual viewpoint, serve as our guides. Their contributions and sacrifices are the central themes.

The exhibition showcases objects and documents from more than 20 countries across the world – the most encompassing special exhibition in the Museum's history – including Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Australia, India, Germany, Montenegro, Poland and the United States. The vast majority of items are on exhibition for the first time at the Museum.

The diversion of European factories to war production disrupted the entire world economy. To fight a global war the combatant nations incurred enormous debts to produce the weapons, ammunition and equipment necessary. Soldiers and sailors fighting across the globe required uniforms, supplies and food.

The United States remained politically neutral, not wanting to be drawn into a European war, but sold war material to both the Allies and Central Powers.

Open from May 1, 2015 through April 10, 2016 in Exhibit Hall, Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 is the latest in the Museum's series of exhibitions commemorating the World War I Centennial.

For more information:https://theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/sandtosnow








28
May
2015
Arkansas in World War I

May 28., 2015. 7:30 pm

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Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library 1800 Smithers Drive, Benton, AR 72015, USA

Arkansas in World War I

Arkansas in WWI

Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library: Benton, Arkansas

On May 28th, 2015, Mike Polston, staff historian for the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture and co-editor of a new book titled To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War, will speak about the war's impact on Arkansas' public health efforts. The event is part of the Heritage Month Program on Arkansas and World War 1. It is sponsored by the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton, Arkansas.

For more information:
http://salinecountylibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=19757&lib=








01
Jun
2015
The War that Changed the World

June 01., 2015. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The War that Changed the World

The US and Isolationism

The BBC and the British Council invite you to a free public debate at the US Library of Congress in Washington to discuss the impact and legacy of the First World War on Monday, June 1 2015, from 6:30pm - 9pm.

The RMS Lusitania set sail from New York on her voyage to Liverpool on May 1, 1915, carrying almost 2,000 people. She never arrived. Just 11 miles off the coast of Ireland, she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, causing the deaths of everyone on board, including 128 Americans.

The sinking of this ship was a turning point in US public and political opinion. The US entered the war in Europe two years later, in 1917, after President Woodrow Wilson overcame resistance and mobilized two million Americans to fight.

So how did the First World War change America's place in the world? And what did this demonstration of US power do to the debate about the US's role in world affairs?

For this special free public debate, the BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby will be joined by expert historians Professor Jennifer Keene and Professor Ross Kennedy and a public audience to explore the legacy of the First World War and US isolationism.

Senior editor at The Atlantic and chairman of the UK think tank Policy Exchange, David Frum, will present a specially-commissioned essay.

You must register to attend this event.

To register, email us with your name and a contact number at ww1@britishcouncil.org. Attendance is free of charge.








03
Jun
2015
The Original Veteran: World War One Doughboys

June 03., 2015. 7:30 pm

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Pennsylvania Military Museum 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA 16827, USA

The Original Veteran: World War One Doughboys

The Original Veteran: World War One Doughboys

Part of the Friends' Richard Koontz Memorial Lecture Series. Presented by Richard Frederick, PhD

Donation Requested

For more information:http://pamilmuseum.org/events/event-schedule








04
Jun
2015
Kenneth C. Davis, The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

June 04., 2015. 6:00 pm

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Pritzker Military Museum and Library 104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Kenneth C. Davis, The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Kenneth C DavisKenneth C. Davis, bestselling author of "The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah" shares his unique, myth-shattering, and insightful look at war—why we fight, who fights our wars and what we need to know but perhaps never learned about the growth and development of America's military forces at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. For more information: http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/whats_on/pritzker-military-presents/kenneth-c-davis-hidden-history-america-war/








05
Jun
2015
Doughnut Dolly Days

June 05., 2015. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum 18 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401, USA

Doughnut Dolly Days

Join the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum for donuts and a history lesson!

The traditional American doughnut has an important place in the history of the armed forces. During World War I, the Salvation Army sent women to France to lift the spirits of the soldiers -- and to serve them comfort food. Their food of choice? Hot donuts. The women became known as "Doughnut Girls," or "Doughnut Dollies" and the soldiers, "doughboys." Doughnut Day was event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Visit the Museum on Friday, June 5th at the Smith House on the grounds of the Presidential Library and celebrate the contribution of these Salvation Army Girls and enjoy some delicious doughnuts on us.








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