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Sweeping over the French countryside at 120 mph in an aeroplane crafted of wood, wire and canvas, New Haven native and Boy Scout Executive Lt. Gilbert Jerome had the time of his life. On Thursday, June 14, at 5:00 p.m., the New Haven Museum will open an unusual and intimate exhibit capturing Jerome’s brief, enthusiastic embrace of life during World War One (WWI), using excerpts from the Yale graduate’s diary, the charming letters, sketches, and tiny watercolors he sent home from “in the field,” and memorabilia on loan from the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America. Admission is free and the public is invited.
“Gilbert Jerome: New Haven’s WWI Aviator,” is part of the New Haven Museum’s year-long commemoration of WWI, comprised of micro-level views of The Great War based on the personal narratives of individuals from the New Haven area.
The exhibition is made possible with support from the Richard L. English Fund.
WWII USO Canteen and Swing Dance
The Winsted Civil War Soldiers’ Monument is proud to host a WWII Canteen and Swing Dance
Saturday, June 16, at the Winsted Elks Lodge, 75 High Street, Winsted, CT:
Join us for a fabulous evening at the Winsted USO Canteen!
- Music provided by the Al Fenton Big Band, a swingin’ 18 piece Big Band!
- Entertained by none other than Bob Hope and vocalist, Dawn O’Day on a WW2 USO tour.
The doors open at 6:30 with a FREE Swing Dance lesson from 7 -8 PM.
The dancing begins at 8 PM and concludes at 11 PM.
$15 per person, Veterans and Active Duty Military Free
For more information about the Soldiers’ Monument please visit our website:
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