WWI History Events – November 2017

All WWI History Events can be found here . Highlighted events are:

 Come help The Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Digital Archive by bringing photos, letters or other memorabilia from World War I to be scanned. The Remembering World War I: Sharing History and Preserving Memories is a two year state wide project. These scanned historical items will provide information for students and researchers to use.
  • from 11:00am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 4th at the Bentley Memorial Library located at 206 Bolton Center Rd, Bolton.
  • from 11:00am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th at the Suffield Senior Center located at 145 Bridge St, Suffield.

 

 On Thursday, November 9 Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven is having a free 2 hour forum on World War I. The forum is titled “World War I: From New Haven to the World – What Happened and What Ifs?” Questions explored will include “What would have happened if the US had not entered the war” and will focus on New Haven’s role in the war effort. There will be 6 speakers with a Q&A period at the end. The keynote speaker is Michael Neiberg, a military historian at US Army War College, and chair of war studies. The event starts at 9:30am.
Parking will be available in the Wintergreen Parking Garage, located on Wintergreen Avenue next to the Moore Fieldhouse.

 World War I ended 100 years ago, but the legacy of that war still lives on in Connecticut’s public monuments. Richard Franklin Donohue has documented over 175 WWI monuments in Connecticut, and is giving a presentation on Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm at First Congregational Church in Cromwell. The presentation will include images of the monument and discussion regarding their design and placement in historical context. The event is sponsored by the Cromwell Historical Society. The address of the church is 355 Main Street.

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