An exhibition, “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I,” from the National Archives is open now through March 12 at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center.

“Over Here” draws on the photographic holdings of the National Archives to capture the patriotic fervor of draft registration and the emotional farewells of troops leaving for WWI training camps, Liberty Loan drives, volunteerism and vigilantism.

A reception from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday will feature Sandra Reddish, historic sites coordinator with the Nebraska State Historical Society, who will speak about her personal collection of WWI era uniform articles, equipment, original postcards, and a suitcase Victrola with a 1918 record.

This exhibit is free to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 308-432-6401 for more information.

“Over Here” includes three themes: Mobilizing the Nation, Stirring Patriotic Passions and Policing Enemies at Home.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Thursday, February 8th, 2018, repeated every day until Monday, March 12, 2018 — all day
  • Occurred Thursday, February 15th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm