1917: A War Among Neighbors


1917, an exhibit on World War I, is a year long exhibit on the third floor of the center. The exhibit will comprise of three parts:

1917: The Red Cross  Jan 22- May 7 

1917: Winning the War with Industry  May 14- Aug 20

1917: Anti German Sentiment; The War between Neighbors   Aug 27- Jan 7

Accompanying the exhibit will be an updating timeline, as well as real time news coverage of the year 1917 on our social media. You can follow the war as it would have happened. Our current exhibit, A War Among Neighbors, investigates the Anti-German sentiment that followed the involvement of the United States in World War I. It shares recorded stories of violence, extortion, and suppression of culture in the Davenport and Iowa, and how German culture nearly disappeared from the Quad Cities.

Also visit our permanent exhibit The German Immigrant Experience and our temporary exhibit Houdini: The Magic and Mistery.