The First World War

The First World War

“Sarajevo to Versailles”

This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war, at the end of which most European Empires, except Great Britain, ceased to exist and the League of Nations was formed to prevent the repetition of such a conflict. The Mahwah Museum wants to share these events with younger generations who may not be familiar with ‘The Great War’, as well as with older generations whose family histories may have been impacted by the war.

The War of 1914-1918, also known as the “Great War,” was a world historical event, recognized as such by contemporaries. The wealthy and powerful Western nations and empires that had come to dominate the globe wrecked themselves in a paroxysm of destruction unmatched in any previous era. Empires toppled, millions died, and the world changed forever.

This exhibit includes the history of Mahwah soldiers who served in the war.

Part II of this exhibit will cover the United States’ involvement in conflict and will open in September 2018.