Michigan History Museum - Michigan in World War I

Date:  April 08, 2017  -  December 02, 2018
Time: All Day Event
Location: Michigan History Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915

Contact: Michigan History Museum 517-373-3559

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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.

  • Through July 9, 2017
    32nd Infantry ("Red Arrow") Division
  • July 10, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    126th Infantry Regiment
  • October 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    119th Field Artillery
  • January 8, 2018 - April 8, 2018
    339th Infantry ("Polar Bears") Regiment
  • April 9, 2018 - July 8, 2018
    125th Infantry Regiment
  • July 9, 2018 - October 7, 2018
    120th MG Battalion
  • October 8, 2018 - Through exhibit end
    310th Engineers
This exhibit is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

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.

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Updated 09/14/2018