The Progressive Era

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.


  • Site Support Notebook
  • Educator’s Guide
  • Press Kit
  • Set Up Instructions


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 loan fee of $450, which covers shipping and administrative costs, and a refundable $100 deposit.


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