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In 1917, the United States entered The Great War to fight alongside European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war.
Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, this “Readers’ Theater” allows participants to speak the history they are discovering. Explore how the war impacted Washington—and how Washington impacted the war.
The reading covers the period between the successful Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919.
Learn about this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor organizing, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil.
Location: Joshua Green Foundation Theater