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On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, entering the First World War. Military units from Michigan, including the Red Arrow Division and the Polar Bears, gained fame for their service, while Michigan women served in support roles overseas and helped create the first "Arsenal of Democracy" at home. In the Michigan's Battle Flags Room, first floor.
Don't miss the rare opportunity to see artifacts that tell the story of Michigan in World War I, including the following flags. The article "These Flags Flew"gives additional insight before or after your visit.
The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Museum System—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.
We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.