Selling the War Exhibit

November 8, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Dickson Mounds Museum is pleased to place on view the “Selling the War” exhibit consisting of World War I posters from the collection of Frank Goudy of Cuba, Illinois.  This exhibit was created by Dickson Mounds to honor and recognize the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I and it will be on view at the museum through January 31, 2019.

During World War I, the impact of the poster as a means of communication was greater than at any other time during history. The ability of posters to inspire, inform and persuade, combined with vibrant design trends, resulted in thousands of interesting visual works.

The poster was a major tool for broad dissemination of information during the war. Countries on both sides of the conflict distributed posters widely to garner support, urge action, and boost morale.


Kelvin Sampson
Visitor Information
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
(309) 547-3721

Daily: 8:30-5 
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.