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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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219 29th Division St
21201 Baltimore
MD
USA

Inside the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore is a Maryland Museum of Military History. Although the armory is usually closed to visitors, the building's facade is home to a number of WW1 memorials.

2510 Tollgate Road
21009 Abingdon
MD
USA
08901 New Brunswick
NJ
USA

“Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken!” will be on display in Gallery ’50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in the Archibald S. Alexander Library (69 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) 

 Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives

46802 Fort Wayne
IN
USA

2B215, 2nd Floor, 1 Capitol Mall

Arlington National Cemetery
22214 Arlington
VA
USA

877-907-8585

micheal.migliara@va.gov

The Army Reserve Mobilization Museum was established in 2007.  Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit the history of the United States Army Reserve from 1776 to present.

Using period artifacts, along with accurate reproductions of uniforms, equipment, photographs and documents, the chronologically-arranged exhibits depict the mobilization, training, embarkation and demobilization that occurs when soldiers are called to defend the nation. 

To visit, call the museum at (609) 562-2334 for latest hours and security procedures. You may need to arrange for a visitor pass.

Narrative adapted from Fort Dix Army Reserve Mobilization Museum website. 

Photos courtesy of:  US Army Sgt. 1st Class Gustavo Olgiato & Army Reserve Mobilization Museum

300 Washington Blvd, Besson Hall
23604 Newport News
VA
USA

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is devoted entirely to the history of U.S. Army transportation from colonial days to the present. It offers a unique glimpse of the importance of logistical support to the Army, and is a must when visiting the Virginia Peninsula.

The Transportation Museum features artifacts from and a history of the Army's transportation efforts in support of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
30305 Atlanta
GA
USA
4029 Airport Rd
40510 Lexington
KY
USA

Contact: 859-231-1219,

21401 Annapolis
MD
USA

As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs, and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciating of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is a component of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, which is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives — an executive-department agency, whose mandate to coordinate outreach efforts to communities, organizations, and local governments across Maryland serves as a unifying principle for all its departments.

1150 Beal Ave
48109 Ann Arbor
MI
USA

The Bentley Historical Library 

Ph (734) 764-3482  

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

The Bentley Historical Library is the campus archive for the University of Michigan and is located on the University of Michigan's North Campus in Ann Arbor. It was established in 1935 by the regents of the University of Michigan

Theodore Koch work for the Bentley Historical Library before WW1. 

The Brenham Heritage Museum is the museum for Washington County, TX. We cover topics from geology and prehistory to the Civil War, the Victorian Age, and World War I.

First St NE,
20002 Washington
DC
USA

The first half of the exhibit, on display March 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017, will feature Congress’s actions during World War I and World War II.

The second half, on display September 13, 2017, through March 5, 2018, will feature Congress’s actions after the wars.

Castle Farms

The 1918 Museum at Castle Farms was originally the Blacksmith Shop for Loeb Farms. It was built during WW1 with Albert Loeb’s income from Sears and Roebuck. The museum contains two separate collections. The first being the WW1 collection, which includes vintage uniforms, army equipment, posters, miniature soldiers, historic newspaper clippings and sheet music from World War I. The second collection includes items which were sold from 1918 Sears catalogs, including many toys, clothing, sports equipment, tools, toiletries and mail order food packages.  Original prices and descriptions from the catalogs are featured beside many of the items.

213 North Talbot Street
21663 Saint Michaels
MD
USA

410-745-2916

Judy Dobbs, email: jdobbs@mdhumanities.org

havefun@cbmm.org

46038 Fishers
IN
USA