WWI Centennial Commemoration
In 1917 World War I plunged the United States into the most horrific war we had ever fought overseas. A century later we still talk of the heroism, sacrifice and victories of that “war to end all wars.”
Join the National Museum of the Marine Corps in commemorating the centennial of WWI throughout 2017 and 2018. We will have special events, lectures and demonstrations throughout year that will allow visitors to experience the war that gained the Marines notoriety around the world.
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On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. In this video NMMC historian, Patrick Mooney shares why America went to war and how it impacted Marines.
Museum Events & Exhibits
A World at War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I
Exhibit opens June 2018.
The Museum will open a joint art exhibition depicting the story of the Marines and Sailors who fought and died in "the war to end all wars." The exhibition, in collaboration with the Naval Heritage and History Command, will open in June 2018 and contain 92 works by 42 artists drawn from the collections of the NMMC, the Naval History and Heritage Command and the National Museum of the United States Army.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in 2018
See our Calendar of Events for more information on WWI Wednesday events.
USMC History Division's WWI Historical Symposium
July 18-20, 2018
WWI History and Artifact Highlights
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