Upcoming Events

Over By Christmas: August-December 1914
Exhibit: National World War I Museum
Open May 3 - March 29, 2015
Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the Celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just. God was on their side, but the war was not over by Christmas. Included with Museum admission and free for members.


WWI Trench Warfare
Open December 19 - May 2015
This exhibit contains various artifacts that represent what an American soldier would have used and encountered in the trenches during WWI. The items on display are courtesy of Ron Leverenz, a private collector and owner of Doughboy Military Collectibles in Springfield, Mo. The exhibit is located in the Local History Department of The Library Center in Springfield and is free to the public.


Digitizing History: Preserving Missouri's World War I Artifacts Online
Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm
Library staff members Gary Larsen and Ben Divin will provide an overview of "Over There: Missouri & the Great War" and discuss the process of digitizing valuable historical items. The program will be held at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, in the upstairs meeting room at 6 pm.