Museum After Hours: For Home and Country: World War I Propaganda on the American Home Front

11/7/2018 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

World War I propaganda was massive in scope, targeting women and children on the home front, pressuring them to contribute to the war effort. When women and children were not the target of propaganda, their images were used to encourage men to enlist. Cookbooks, pamphlets, posters, sheet music and children’s literature all served as recruiting tools to bring every American citizen into the war effort. Celia Kingsbury, Ph.D., University of Central Missouri, will present. 

The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to the program, the museum's galleries will be open until 9 p.m. 

The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol. After hours access to the Capitol (after 5:30 p.m.) is through the garage on the east side of the building. 

Event time: 7 p.m.
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs