Ever wondered what it was like to live during World War I? If so, stop by the WWI America exhibit on Saturday, July 13th. WWI America presents the stories of a divisive and transformational America told through original artifacts, images, voices, music, hands-on exploration, and multimedia presentations. Check it out at Bullock Museum this weekend!
The exhibit will take visitors through each stage of WWI involvement: Before the War, During the War, and After the War. Unique displays and walk-throughs will illustrate each moment in time, bringing these stories to life in a tangible way.
Before news of WWI broke, Americans watched warily as Europe’s armies went to war in the summer of 1914. Although more than two years would pass before the country engaged militarily, the United States began providing support for war-torn Europe almost immediately. Within a compressed 19-month period beginning in April 1917, the United States amassed a military force of more than four million men. Opposition to the war continued, but the government stirred up patriotism through its Committee on Public Information. War recruitment surged and dissent was forcibly suppressed.
With the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, Americans celebrated victory even while extraordinary challenges loomed. Anarchist bombings, racial violence, labor unrest, and a return of the influenza epidemic made 1919 one of the most volatile years in American history.
Throughout the WWI America exhibit, visitors encounter “Witnesses” – people who represent the complex and divergent stories of the day. Famous and little-known stories include social reformer Jane Addams, African American activist W. E. B. DuBois, evangelist Billy Sunday, WWI volunteer nurse and driver Alice O’Brien, movie star Mary Pickford, and entrepreneur-activist Madam C. J. Walker.
Stop by WWI America this weekend and learn more about the war that unquestionably changed the United States forever. Admission to Bullock Museum is $13 for adults and $9 for youth. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military, and chaperones. For more information, visit www.thestoryoftexas.com.
While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at Parmer Place Apartments in Austin, Texas, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event on Saturday!
Saturday, July 13, 2019—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701