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Exhibit brings to life stories of Missourians in World War I

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WARRENSBURG — A traveling World War I exhibit endorsed by the Missouri Bicentennial featuring stories, images and artifacts from museums, libraries, archives and private collections across the state will be on display in Warrensburg. 

The exhibit, Missouri and the Great War, will be on display at the Kirkpatrick Library, 601 S. Missouri St. The exhibit opened March 1 and will close May 7. 

The Warrensburg viewing of the Great War exhibit is sponsored by the UCM History Program, the Kirkpatrick Library and the UCM Military and Veteran Services.

Open hours for JCKL can be found at library.ucmo.edu/hours. 

Due to COVID, all campus guests, as well as UCM students who visit the library to view the exhibit, must wear masks and practice social distancing.

Missourians contributed to the war effort even before the United States joined the hostilities more than 100 years ago in April 1917. Missouri industries supplied mules, munitions and other goods to Allied armies. More than 156,000 Missourians served in the war, including men like future president Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney and Gens. John J. Pershing and Enoch Crowder. 

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