Tennessee and the Great War: A Centennial Exhibition
The exhibition explores Tennessee’s role in the Great War through stories behind the artifacts in the State Museum’s collection.
From the summer of 1914 until the spring of 1917, European nations were engaged in a global conflict that was supposed to be the “War to End All Wars,” while the United States remained a neutral country. President Woodrow Wilson had tried to keep America out of the war but forces inside and outside of the nation compromised its neutral stance and the U.S. entered the conflict on April 6, 1917.
This exhibition will highlight the more than 61,000 Tennesseans who were drafted into the war and another 19,000 who volunteered. Most served in the army, but some joined other service branches. All served courageously, particularly the six Tennesseans who earned the Medal of Honor. In addition to those who served overseas, many contributed through war industries and volunteer organizations that mobilized at home. Women temporarily joined the workforce or became nurses. After the war, Tennesseans honored the service of all veterans with grand commemorations and memorials across the state.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Mar 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
- Mar 23, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- Mar 24, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
- Mar 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
- Mar 27, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
- Mar 28, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)
- Mar 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
- Mar 30, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
- Mar 31, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208(Neighborhood: Downtown)
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