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Exhibition-- "Over Here: Americans on the Homefront in World War I"

  • Date: -
  • Location: Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
    10209 Main Street
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
  • Introduction: "Over Here" is a traveling photographic exhibition from the National Archives and Records Administration. Divided into three parts--"Mobilizing the Nation," "Stirring Patriotic Passions," and "Policing Enemies at Home."

 "Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I" draws on the unparalleled holdings of the National Archives to capture the patriotic fervor of draft registration, the emotional good-byes of men leaving for training camps, the "hoopla" of Liberty Loan drives, the craze for volunteerism, and the violence of vigilantism.

 "The Great War," as it was known, aided woman suffrage and prohibition, pushed millions of southern African Americans north, brought women into traditionally male occupations, raised issues of civil liberties, and saw tremendous social unrest.

Free.  For further information please call 703.385.8414.