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Exhibit of Home Front Posters Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of America's Entry into WWI

War Films Poster
Posted on 01/27/2017

"Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918"
January 26 to March 25, 2017

Fort Caspar Museum has organized an exhibit of World War I-era posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into that global conflict.  The posters were created for a domestic audience and depict activities Americans were encouraged to undertake stateside to support the war effort overseas.  “Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918” consists of thirty framed copies of posters in the collection of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and will be on view at Fort Caspar Museum now through March 25th.

After it closes in Casper, the exhibit will travel around Wyoming for the next couple of years.  Communities in our state that will host the poster display are Wheatland, Cheyenne, Laramie, Green River, Pinedale, Evanston, Alpine, Dubois, Powell, Riverton, Sheridan, and Gillette.  

This exhibit has been sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, and the Casper Memorial VFW Post 9439 & Auxiliary.