Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I, 1917-1918

April 6, 2017 – Indefinitely

John J. “Black Jack” Pershing portrait by Joseph Cummings Chase

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, East Floor Plan

General John J. Pershing insisted the United States military have an independent American army on the ground when the U.S. entered the Great War. By recreating Pershing’s war office, this display gives the visitor a sense of America’s global reach and influence in World War I and reveals how the U.S. fit into a reshaped global community.