The Central Library has a traveling exhibition of documents, images, and interpretive texts about World War I prepared by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History available on the third floor of the library for patrons to view. This exhibit is part of a grant provided by Library of America, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917, World War I and America brought together members of the veteran community with the general public in both libraries and museums around the country. Veterans and their families, together with the general public explored the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced war firsthand.
The exhibit will be displayed at the Central Library until November 20.