DC-related World War I Centennial Events & Programs
Here are links to events related to the centennial of World War I:
World War One Centennial: The Imprint of World War I
Although Washington, D.C. awaits a national memorial to World War I, sites associated with the “War to End All Wars” are hiding in plain sight, testimonies to the foot soldiers, generals, bureaucrats and U.S. presidents involved in the cataclysmic conflict.
Saturday, August 5, September 16, October 7, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Pershing Park by the statue of Gen. John J. Pershing (14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). Presented by Washington Walks, $20 per person.
National Air & Space Museum Film Series:
National Air and Space Museum exhibit on "Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War" and their film series:
More Smithsonian programs related to World War I:
National Museum of American History ("Advertising War," Uniformed Women and The Great War," and "General John J. Pershing"
National Postal Museum: World War I picture postcard. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I April 6, 2017 – November 29, 2018
Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.
The Library of Congress: Echoes of the Great War, on-line exhibition
The Library of Congress: Digital Collections
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919 This online collection is drawn from three primary sources: The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings, a volume published by the New York Times shortly after the armistice that compiled ...
o Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
o Date: 2004 View 437 Items
Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 This online collection includes the complete seventy-one-week run of The Stars and Stripes World War I edition. The Stars and Stripes was published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of ...
o Date: 1918 View 90 Items
World War I Sheet Music From 1914 through 1920 the Library of Congress acquired over 14,000 pieces of sheet music relating to what ultimately became known as the First World War, with the greatest number coming from ...
o Date: 1914 View 13,506 Items
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I The Nation's Forum recordings were made between 1918 and 1920 in an effort to preserve the voices of prominent Americans; in most cases, they are the only surviving recordings of a speaker. ...
o Date: 1918 View 97 Items
World War I Inventory Project -- Mark Levitch has designed a web site to record and document WWI memorials throughout the country. Check it out:
World War I in the District of Columbia
The District of Columbia War Memorial
The Supreme Sacrifice, Sculpture at the John A. Wilson (District) Building
The District of Columbia World War I 16th Street Tree Memorial
WWI on the National Mall
The First Division Monument
The National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park
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