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

April 6, 2017 – May 27, 2019

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

Under General John J. Pershing’s command, two million American soldiers helped break the stalemate in Europe and won the war for the Allies in WWI. The desk from Pershing’s war room sits before a full-size reproduction of the wall map on which he tracked troop movements, showing troop locations on the western front the day Armistice was reached.