World War I: Lessons & Legacies | Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

Presented by York County Libraries at Paul Smith Library, Shrewsbury PA

Nov 18 2019
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Jan 31 2020
World War I: Lessons & Legacies | Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

Explore how the lessons and legacies of World War I affect the United States today, a Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition.

Explore how the lessons and legacies of World War I continue to affect the United States today. World War I: Lessons and Legacies is on view now through January 31, 2020.

World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the history of the war and its lasting impact on American life. Sparked by the assassination of one man, the war eventually included the forces of the world’s major industrial powers (over 18 countries in all) and ended with millions dead. But beyond the countries involved and the people affected, World War I gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to both fight disease and treat disability. The critical roles that women and minorities played in the war led to the right to vote for women and a raised consciousness of civil rights issues throughout society.

From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionization movement to women’s suffrage, World War I led to pivotal changes in America’s culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. It redefined how we saw ourselves as Americans and its legacy continues today.

World War I: Lessons and Legacies is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History, with funding from The United States World War I Centennial Commission and the Smithsonian’s Women’s Committee.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jan 24, 2020 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Jan 27, 2020 at 10:00 am (Mon)
  • Jan 28, 2020 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Jan 29, 2020 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jan 30, 2020 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Jan 31, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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