Glencoe and the World at War

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I.  President Woodrow Wilson put out the call to all Americans to make the world safe for democracy.

Nineteen days later, on April 25, 1917, the Village of Glencoe answered that call.  Hundreds of residents filled the school auditorium to capacity and organized the War Emergency Union of Glencoe.  Every man, woman and child stepped up to do their part.

GHS will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the “war to end all wars” through programs, activities and an interactive exhibit to help everyone understand the extraordinary support a united Glencoe gave to the war effort both at home and abroad.

Our World War I Centennial Kickoff Program is scheduled for April 9, 2017 at the Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022.  Admission is free.

We will open our WWI exhibit at the GHS Annual Garden Gala on September 16, 2017.  Please save the date and plan to join us for this special event!