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A Smithsonian poster exhibit titled “World War I: Lessons and Legacies” will be displayed on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library from Friday, Nov. 1, through Monday, Dec. 2.
The poster exhibit will be supplemented with materials from the Missouri S&T Archives, the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Rolla Research Center and the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. In addition, historians will give talks on WWI.
The talks will be delivered on the second floor of the library. Speakers and presentations will include:
- “Hyper-Nationalism Limiting Personal Freedoms: Lessons and Legacies of the Home Front During World War I” by Dr. Petra DeWitt, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
- “Lessons from ‘The Great Influenza’: A Public Health Legacy From WWI” by Dr. David Westenberg, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
- “War Comes to the School of Mines and Metallurgy, 1917-1918” by Dr. Larry Gragg, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
The eight posters feature historical photographs, documents, graphics, educational text and a design that reflects the modernity the war’s end brought to the 20th century.
The poster exhibition was designed to explore World War I and its lasting impact and influence on American life. It is provided courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.