This traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society showcases Indiana’s contributions to the war effort and the war’s long-lasting effects. Visitors will see how Hoosiers experienced the First World War in distinct ways. While those of German heritage faced discrimination, African Americans and women pointed to their wartime contributions years later while advocating for social and political rights. The exhibit also explores the impact the war-time demand for steel, machinery and equipment had on Indiana’s towns and cities such as Indianapolis, South Bend and Gary. In addition, the traveling exhibit explores the roots of World War I, America’s entrance to the war, the evolution of warfare, the construction of the American Legion Building and the Indiana War Memorial, and more. Made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and Kroger. This exhibit will be open April 1st through April 26th.
The Hill Gallery is a rotating exhibit gallery sponsored by Margaret C. Hill. New exhibits are installed every 2-3 months.