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The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America 1900-1917

Event Details

September 18, 2013 — October 3, 2013
Location: Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322
Contact Name: Jennie Deerr
Email: pr@lhf.org
Phone: 515.278.5286
Website: www.livinghistoryfarrms.org

Event Description

Exhibit opens Sept 18, ends Oct 13.
Explore the changes in society at the turn of the century with LHF as we welcome this traveling exhibit from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. In the thirty-five years before 1900, America was transformed into a modern, industrial society. For many, the new industrial order ruptured past ways of life. During the Progressive Era (1900–1917) a broad-ranging reform movement worked to make government more democratic, to lessen the effects of industrialization, and to regulate business. Exhibit panels depict letters, cartoons, pictures, and broadsides that illustrate America’s transformation into a modern, industrial society.