WWI, Why did the U.S. Enter the War?
On Sunday January 14, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. Tetsu Amagsu, exhibit chair of the Mahwah Museum, will present a gallery talk about Joyce Kilmer’s life in Mahwah. This talk will take place in the upstairs gallery of the Mahwah Museum. Seating is limited; advanced reservations are recommended. To reserve, email email@example.com or call 201.512.0099. Gallery talks are free with museum admission.
World War I started in Europe in 1914. Initially, President Woodrow Wilson was unmoved by military and war preparedness advocates. The former New Jersey Governor said “There is no such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.” It was not until the German submarine attack on the British ship, the Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens did he begin to favor an increase in armaments. In 1916 the National Defense Act was passed. America had just reelected Wilson president under the campaign slogan “He Kept Us Out of War,” and now he needed their support as we were about to enter into war.
The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430. Museum hours are weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm, beginning on Sept. 30, 2017. Current exhibits at the Mahwah Museum include Medicine in Mahwah, Mahwah’s Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, Joyce Kilmer- The Man, and WWI. Permanent exhibits are: Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends only from 1-4 pm. Admission to the Museum, is $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Visit www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201.512.0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.