Hague Conventions

European empires convened in 1899 and 1907 to draw up "Laws and Customs of War on Land" among those who signed the agreements.

Welsh Women's Peace Appeal

In 1924, a small delegation from the Women’s Committee of the Welsh League of Nations Union traveled to the United States with the signatures of over 390,000 women from nearly every household in Wa

Ghosts of Chrismukkahs Past

The word “Chrismukkah” burst into U.S. pop culture in a 2003 episode of “The O.C.”, but the hybrid holiday existed long before the Fox television show ever aired.

YWCA for United America

Clothed in white robes and arms outstretched, C. Howard Walker’s patriotic, feminine figure stands resolute in her goal to unite immigrant women in the United States of America.

African American Women and WWI

When the United States joined the war in 1917, Americans from all walks of life wanted to “do their bit.” This included African American women, who found a variety of ways to support the war effort

Ruth Law

At age 21, Ruth Law bought her first airplane from Orville Wright, who refused to train her since he believed women did not have the mechanical aptitude for flight.

Black Soldiers in WWI

Oral history provides rich support to the written records that fill the Museum and Memorial’s collection.

Historian Michael S. Neiberg on Ukraine and WWI

Neiberg, a member of the Museum and Memorial’s International Academic Advisory Board, reflects on four signposts from the First World War that provide a guide to the war in Ukraine and what might h

French Mascots - Orphans of the War

American soldiers provided aid to children left behind by the war. Through the army newspaper Stars and Stripes and the American Red Cross, they would symbolically adopt French orphans.