A City Worth Fighting For | Cleveland’s Role in WWI

A City Worth Fighting For | Cleveland’s Role In WWI | Open: April 7, 2018 | Norton Gallery

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The Cleveland History Center will open A City Worth Fighting For, a new exhibition about Cleveland’s role in World War I, on April 7, 2018.

When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Cleveland unleashed its industrial might to aid the cause of Allied victory. A City Worth Fighting For illustrates many of the key contributions made both by Cleveland’s businesses and its citizens, including George Crile, Myron Herrick, and Newton D. Baker. The exhibition will also examine the war’s effects on Cleveland and its ethnic makeup.

Using artifacts from the museum’s rarely seen military collection to tell the story of a city at war, guests can experience the many ways, both civic and industrial, that Cleveland supported the war effort, and hear the stories of men and women from Northeast Ohio that served in the trenches in France. A City Worth Fighting For also illuminates the ways that World War I changed Cleveland forever and helped to create the city we live in today.

Images From Around Cleveland During WWI

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