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1918: A Century Later

Apr 27, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 12:00 PM

Cost: $6 General/$5 Seniors/Museum members free

One hundred years ago, WWI was raging in Europe.%26nbsp; The flu pandemic, which would eventually kill more people than the war, was starting.%26nbsp; In the U.S., several states had granted women the right to vote, but female suffrage was not yet universal.%26nbsp; The Great Migration of African Americans from the Jim Crow south to the industrialized north had begun.%26nbsp; The fight against child labor was being fought in Congress and state houses, and the automobile was beginning to change the country.%26nbsp; In Auburn, factories were growing, new residential neighborhoods were being developed and immigrants were still arriving in large numbers.%26nbsp;

This original exhibit unpacks the world of the year 1918 through objects and stories throughout three galleries of the Museum.