The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900–1917

This exhibition includes letters, cartoons, pictures, and broadsides that illustrate America’s transformation into a modern, industrial society. 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.

Supplementary Materials

  • Site Support Notebook
  • Educator’s Guide
  • Color brochures

Logistical Information

This traveling exhibition is composed of five interlocking panels. It will require a total of 10-12 running feet of display space. The loan period for this exhibition is four weeks. Sites are required to pay a flat fee of $200, which covers shipping and administrative costs.



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