The North Museum is proud to announce the arrival of a new traveling exhibit on November 11th: WW1 America! This exhibit invites audiences into a nuanced understanding of World War I as a transformational event in American history, a compressed and convulsive time of social, economic, and political change, and a lens through which to understand what it means to be “modern.” WW1 America explores vitally important stories of a transformational and divisive era, for a broad, multi-generational audience. The exhibition is visually dynamic, with large-scale photographs, moving images, multimedia environments, and re-created settings such as a music shop and grocery store. It is also a socially interactive forum, with stories and many period artifacts supported by authentic voices expressing competing views. From the brutal realities of war to the vivid delights of popular culture, WW1 America offers visitors an engaging and compelling evocation of the many dimensions of this period, as well as an entry point into thinking about and making sense of our own times.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Member Lecture
November 11th, 2021
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 10 am
Member Lecture Zoom – 6 pm
To celebrate the opening of the exhibit and acknowledge our local veterans, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Member Lecture on WWI Postcards will be held on November 11th.
At 10am, the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will officially open the exhibit to the public. Docents will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit and a special activity will also engage visitors in the science of WWI. Light refreshments will be available in the morning for this celebratory event.
In the evening at 6pm, The North Museum will host a Zoom lecture about WWI and WWI Postcards by Paul Petersen of the Philatelic Society of Lancaster County.
Phone: (717) 358-3941
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
North Museum of Nature and Science
400 College Avenue
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603