Over There: Missouri & The Great War
December 4, 2019 – February 27, 2020
Duane G. Meyer Library, Room 107
Over There: Missouri & The Great War explores the many facets of World War I history through the perspective of Missouri and Missourians. Missouri sent 156,232 soldiers to serve in the war; more than 11,000 of those became casualties and five received the Medal of Honor.
Learn about the contributions of Missouri women and African Americans to the war effort. Discover the vital role Missouri horses and mules played in the war despite the military adopting new technologies such as motorized vehicles.
In addition to text and photographs, the exhibit features two touch-screen kiosks, where visitors can explore more content and discover locations of Missouri’s World War I monuments. Documents and artifacts related to the war from the Duane G. Meyer Library Special Collections and Archives will also be on display with the exhibit.
This exhibition was developed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Springfield-Greene County Library District, with funding provided by the Missouri Humanities Council, Friends of Springfield-Greene County Library District, and the RDW Family and Community Fund.