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1917: How One Year Changed the World

March 17 – July 16, 2017

Lavin picCo-organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York, 1917: How One Year Changed the World, will look back 100 years to explore how the dramatic events of a single year brought about fundamental changes in American politics and culture that reverberated throughout the world and still impact us today. It is the first exhibition to demonstrate how three key events of that year — America's entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the signing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine — brought about political, cultural, and social changes that dramatically reshaped the United States' role in the world and directly affected everyday Americans.

1917: How One Year Changed the World  has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.