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September 2017

Simsbury WWI Digitization Day

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, 06070 United States
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Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person…

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Connecticut In The Great War

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Berlin Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Rd.
Berlin, 06037 United States
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Come learn about what Connecticut was like during World War One. Known as the "Arsenal of the Nation" it is said that Connecticut factories produced more than a third of all small arms munitions used by the Allied Forces. Yet Connecticut played other roles as well, ones that are just now being revealed. Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library's "Remembering World War One" project to explore what was happening here on the home front as our soldiers fought…

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New Haven WWI Digitization Day

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street
New Haven, 06511 United States
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Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person…

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October 2017

The Great War in Black & White: CT Newspaper Accounts of WWI

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Christine Gauvreau from the CT Digital Newspaper Project at the CT State Library shows newspaper articles, editorials, and features from 1914-1920 that give special insight into this turbulent era in Connecticut's major cities and towns.

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Cheshire WWI Digitization Day

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St.
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person…

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Berlin WWI Digitization Day

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berlin Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Rd.
Berlin, 06037 United States
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Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person…

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To End All Wars: Songs of the First World War

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St.
Waterbury, 06702 United States
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Come hear Connecticut's own historical performer Rick Spencer play the music of WWI. On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie were assassinated. Scholars agree that this was the catalyst of the terrible conflict that claimed over 10 million lives and came to be called "The War to End All Wars." The popular and folk songs of the First World War were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, fear and hope. A surprising…

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Waterbury WWI Digitization Day

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St.
Waterbury, 06702 United States
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Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person…

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Lyme Local History Archives Open House

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyme Local History Archives, 482 Hamburg Rd (Rt 156)
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Special displays featuring WWI documents and photos from Lyme families and Archives materials related to World War I

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Father William Davitt: Knight of the Doughboy

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street
New Haven, 06511 United States
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Dr. OÕBrien holds a Ph.D. in history from Boston College and is an authority on the history of the military chaplaincy. In addition to many scholarly articles on the subject, he is the author of Blackrobe in Blue: The Naval Chaplaincy of John P. Foley, S.J., 1942-1946. His talk will focus on the role of the military chaplain throughout history and how Father Davitt, a Massachusetts diocesan priest, exemplified that role before paying the ultimate price for his faithfulness. Father…

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