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Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | A Sunday afternoon program at the Sioux City Public Museum will highlight ethnic tensions during World War I, as well as local and state actions to enforce conformity. 

Titled "Over Here -- The World War I Homefront in Sioux City," the program will begin 2 p.m. Sunday. Steve Warnstadt, of Western Iowa Tech Community College, will highlight events from the WWI homefront that took place approximately 100 years ago, including the "foreign language ban" by William L. Harding, the only Sioux Cityan to be governor. 

Warnstadt holds a master's in history from Temple University, and the material for Sunday's presentation comes from his master's thesis. In addition to being the government relations coordinator at WIT, Warnstadt is a brigadier general in the Iowa Army National Guard. 

The Sunday program ties in with the exhibit "Honoring Our Armed Services: 1861-2017," which the museum, 607 Fourth St., has on display through Dec. 31. 

The event will be free and open to the public. 


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