World War I: Lessons and Legacies, A traveling Smithsonian exhibit. | KGOU
  • FEBRUARY 1 - MAY 31
  • The Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Historic Carengie Library, Guthrie
  • February 1, 2021 to
    May 31, 2021
  • Category: Exhibits: Art/Museum

Event Details

  • February 1, 2021 to
    May 31, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Standard museum entrance fee
  • $4 - under 18, $5 - ages 55+, $7 - per adult


  • The Oklahoma Territorial Museum & Historic Carengie Library
  • 406 E. Oklahoma Ave.
  • Guthrie, OK 73044
  • (405) 282-1889

Event Description

Starting this February the Oklahoma Territorial Museum will be hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit in honor of America's entry into “The War to End All Wars” in 1917. World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the war and its lasting impact and far-reaching influence 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) and ended with millions dead.

World War I also gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to fight disease and treat disability. Women and minority participation in the war led to women’s voting rights and raised awareness on civil rights issues throughout society.

The war 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. Developed for middle and high school students, the eight posters feature historical photographs, documents, graphics, educational text, and a design that reflects the modernity the war’s end brought to the 20th century.

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