New Ways to Explore ‘WW1 America’ Include a New Search, a Big Sale and Donuts

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May 19, 2017
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New Ways to Explore ‘WW1 America’ Include a New Search, a Big Sale and Donuts

Explore the stories of a turbulent era 100 years ago, with the new exhibit “WW1 America”, on view at the Minnesota History Center through Sept. 4, 2017.

Now, there are even more ways to discover these stories:

  • This week, MNHS launched the new Minnesota People Records Search, with an easy-to-use search function that draws results from birth, death, state census and Veterans Grave Registration records, and the newly digitized WW1 Gold Star Roll records.
  • Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, MNHS is offering a sale on research services for people wanting to learn more about their family's service during WW1. From May 26 to June 2, 2017, save 15% on selected library searches. Find out more.
  • On National Donut Day, June 2, 7-10 a.m., enjoy free donuts, live music, WW1 storytelling by humorist Kevin Kling and costumed reenactors, with early admission to the History Center's “WW1 America” exhibit beginning at 7 a.m.

“WW1 America,” tells the stories of extraordinary people and nation-shaking movements—from mass immigration, woman suffrage, racial politics and the Great Migration, to daily life and popular culture. See more upcoming events.

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