Newark Public Library Hosts ‘Over Here: Newark in World War I, 1917-1918’


Women munitions workers parade in front of City Hall Photograph, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library


Exhibit on view from January 20 to March 31, 2018

3rd Floor Gallery, Main Library, Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark

Over Here: Newark in World War I, 1917-1918

While World War I raged “over there” in Europe, countless Americans “over here” worked for victory.  On the centennial of our nation’s entry into the Great War, this exhibit commemorates Newark’s important contributions to the conflict. See historic photographs, sheet music, pamphlets, posters, and other materials, from the Collections of the Newark Public Library.

Guest Curator George Robb presented a lecture on Thursday, April 6, in Centennial Hall, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with a reception.  The lecture was videotaped, and can be viewed here:

Lecture cosponsored by the Newark History Society.