Missouri Over There Exhibit

mgw-exhibit-5.jpgMissouri Over There:
Coming March 2019

The Washington Historical Society will house a temporary exhibit from the Missouri Humanities Council from March 1 to March 31, 2019. Missouri Over There explores many facets of World War I history through the perspective of Missouri and Missourians.

Panels feature historical images and artifacts from museums, libraries, archives and private collections from across the state. Learn about contributions of Missouri women and African-Americans to the war effort in seven double-sided panels. Discover the vital role Missouri horses and mules played despite the adoption of motorized vehicles and other technologies. 

Two touch-screen kiosks will allow exploration of more content, artifacts and photos, including locations of World War I monuments from throughout the states. The exhibit also features a seven-minute documentary featuring war footage.

Missourians contributed to the war effort even before the United States joined the hostilities 100 years ago, in April 1917. Missouri industries supplied mules, munitions and other goods to Allied armies. More than 156,000 Missourians served in the war, including men like future president Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney and Gens. John J. Pershing and Enoch Crowder.

Constructed in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District, the exhibit has been displayed in a number of locations around the state.

Missouri Over There Website

Washington in World War I