Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
100th anniversary of America’s official entry into the First World War by bringing New York in 1917 to life! Every Saturday and on select Sundays this summer, stop by the Museum to meet different personalities from the home and warfronts of the United States a century ago. Each week is different—you might discover the uniforms of army doughboys, run into a famous leader, or march with suffragists!
Did you know that Britain not only entered WWI over there almost three years before the U.S. but also trained New Yorkers for battle over here? On Saturday, July 15, meet Living Historians from the Royal Sussex Society portraying troops from the Royal Sussex Regiment and nurses from the Voluntary Aid Detachment. You’ll examine British military tools and equipment, discover how they compared to American soldiers’ items, and learn how the Red Cross helped soldiers at the front.
Check out our Family Calendar to discover each Centennial Saturday’s or Sunday’s special theme!
Image courtesy of the Royal Sussex Society