WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM UNVEILS A NEW EXHIBIT
THE ART OF PERSUASION MOBILIZING THE MASSES IN WWI ON MAY 27
The exhibit features 34 iconic posters commissioned by the Committee on Public Information that were distributed all across Wisconsin and the United States to encourage support for the war effort. Among the posters featured are some calling for enlistments, while others ask civilians to purchase war bonds, and some depict the enemy forces of the Central Powers.
“This exhibit portrays a very significant time in U.S. history,” said Michael Telzrow, Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director. “Visitors will get to see how the Federal government employed themes of duty, patriotism and fear to turn public opinion away from isolationism, and ultimately mobilize the country to help turn the tide in favor of the Allied forces.”
THE ART OF PERSUASION will be on exhibit until March 2017. April 6, 2017 will mark the 100 year anniversary when the U.S. entered World War I.
ABOUT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs created to commemorate, acknowledge, and affirm the role of Wisconsin citizens in American military history, past and present. Located at 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI, the museum is home to more than 3,000 historical objects that tell the stories of local veterans through displays from the Civil War to the War On Terror.