“Posters of the Great War” will be presented by Perry Hornbacher, a professor of history at Bismarck State College, at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck.
This presentation is part of a two-year series, “Perspectives on the Legacy of World War I,” commemorating the centennial of that war. The series is a partnership of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the University of Mary and features quarterly presentations.
Posters were an important means of spreading propaganda and inspiring patriotism during World War I. Hornbacher will consider the effectiveness of WWI posters in the effort to shape public opinion and generate support for this war. Nearly 1,000 posters from WWI are preserved in the N.D. State archives. The presentation will explore and share a sampling of them.
Exhibits and posters are on display at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum telling the WWI story of North Dakota through such items as military weapons, documents and gear.