World War I: Beyond the Front Lines

World War I (1914-1918) was the modern world’s first international conflict. The United States entered the war Apr. 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. On the 100th anniversary, Apr. 6, 2017, the Knights of Columbus Museum opens a historical exhibition, World War I: Beyond the Front Lines, examining the impact of the war. More



Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America

Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America 1845-1860
From 1845 to 1860, more than 1.5 million Irish immigrants sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Canada. In the cramped quarters below the decks of the “coffin ships,” the journey was fraught with the hardship of inclement weather and the peril of disease, but in spite of their uncertain future, the travelers faced these adversities in hopes of finding a better way of life in North America. More



The Art of War

In 1917, as the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information (CPI) as one means to support the cause of American troops abroad through propaganda. The CPI’s chairman, George Creel, a journalist and political advocate, appealed to prominent illustrator Charles Dana Gibson for assistance in assembling a faction of professionals to take up the cause of preparing posters and other visual messages in support of the war effort, which came to be called the Division of Pictorial Publicity.