World War I and America - Exhibit and Programs

World War I and America Exhibit

Tuesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 22, 2017 

Display on the first floor of the library


World War I and American Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 


Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement  in World War I.



World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23 – 2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight, Race and WWI, American Women at War, and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War.
Registration required at the reference desk.  Download February 26 readings packet; Part 1 and Part 2.


World War I Memorabilia Night

Wednesday, April 12 - 7:00 pm

Community members and organizations are invited to bring and share their World War I attic finds.
(HTHS Spring Program Meeting)


World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society.


This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.





WWI - February 26 Readings - Part 1.pdf5.12 MB
WWI - February 26 Readings - Part 2.pdf4.91 MB