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WWI: Lessons & Legacies

Smithsonian poster exhibit about WWI and WWI movies showing on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

World War I: Lessons & Legacies

WWI WomenSmithsonian & Centennial Commission

World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the history of the war and its lasting impact on American life. Sparked by the assassination of one man, the war eventually included the forces of the world's major industrial powers (over 18 countries in all) and ended with millions dead. WWI gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to both fight disease and treat disability. The critical roles that women and minorities played in the war led to the right to vote for women and a raised consciousness of civil rights issues throughout society. From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionization movement to women's suffrage, World War I led to pivotal changes in America's culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. Fremont Area District Library will display a poster exhibit of WWI from the Smithsonian in January, and we'll show movies about WWI in the Community Room on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

One Woman, One VoteOne Woman, One VoteWednesday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. (NR; 120 min)
This program documents the struggle which culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S. Senate by one vote. Witness the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage.

Wednesday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. (PG-13; 107 min)
In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote.

In Love and War
In Love and War
Wednesday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. (PG-13; 113 min)
Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky.

War Horse
War Horse
Wednesday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. (PG-13; 146 min)
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.