Over Here, Over There: The Great War
The Great War sprang upon Minnesota at a time of great political and social upheaval. It brought with it resolution to some problems, leaving uncertainty and new issues in its wake. Visit the Steele County History Center and read first-hand accounts by Steele County residents, experience warfare through sites, sounds and smells, sing along with WWI songs, and more! Interactives for ages 4 through 94!
"I was really impressed with the immersive nature of the WWI exhibit! Having read lots of novels set during that war, being in the trench area of the exhibit and playing the various sounds of machine guns, incoming bombs, and German tanks made it come alive for me. The museum did such a nice job of covering so many aspects of the war from the draft, letters home, women's suffrage, the home-front, the devastating flu, etc. This is an exhibit worth seeing!"
- Karla Brown, Development Events Coordinator, Vesterheim Museum
Family Gallery Guide coming soon!