Answering the Call: New Exhibit Commemorates WWI at Red Cross National Headquarters

American Red Cross National Headquarters Building

January 29, 2013. Washington D.C. American Red Cross National Headquarters Building at 430 17th St. NW. Photo by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I and a time of phenomenal growth for the American Red Cross.

This exceptional time in Red Cross history defined and helped create the organization we know today. To commemorate this event, a new exhibit, entitled Answering the Call, the American Red Cross in World War I, is on view at the historic Red Cross National Headquarters building in Washington, DC.

Anna Coleman Ladd fitting soldier with restorative face mask, France, World War I.

Featuring photography, artifacts, and personal stories, the exhibit details the growth of volunteer opportunities, chapter expansion, fundraising, and the development of Red Cross nursing in support of the U.S. military and humanitarian relief to impacted civilians well into the early 1920s.

Reservations for tours on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2pm can be scheduled by emailing tours@redcross.org.

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