UPDATE: The March 22 and April 19 events at Waterbury Senior Center have been cancelled. Events have been rescheduled for the fall at the Mattatuck Museum. Stay tuned for more information.

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April 2017

Middletown Digitization Day

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Russell Library, 123 Broad Street
Middletown , CT 06457 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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Roundtable Discussion: Expressions of War

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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A group comprised of military veterans, American Studies students from Hartford-area colleges, and active duty personnel will evaluate and discuss readings from the World War I period, led by Marcus Lawson, instructor of history at Capital Community College and veteran, Dr. Carlita Cotton, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Goodwin College and veteran, and Dave Ionno, member for City of Hartford Veterans Committee.  Topics will include the justification for/rejection of American involvement in war (WWI and subsequent conflicts), presenting opposing viewpoints…

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May 2017

My Fellow Soldiers with Andrew Carroll

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Historian and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Carroll will be at the Hartford Public Library speaking about his new book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War". The book is a comprehensive telling of the American experience in the war based on eyewitness accounts by General Pershing and other senior officers, as well as the troops, aviators, and nurses who risked—and often gave—their lives during this conflict. Many of their letters and diaries,…

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My Fellow Soldiers with Andrew Carroll

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Historian and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Carroll will be at the New Haven Museum speaking about his new book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War". The book is a comprehensive telling of the American experience in the war based on eyewitness accounts by General Pershing and other senior officers, as well as the troops, aviators, and nurses who risked—and often gave—their lives during this conflict. Many of their letters and diaries, including…

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Hartford in World War I

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Local historian and journalist David Drury, author of "Hartford in World War I", will deliver a presentation on the activities of the Hartford community during the period, accompanied by a slideshow of images provided by the Connecticut State Library,  in advance of Connecticut State Library's forthcoming programming and exhibits on World War I in Connecticut.

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Salisbury Digitization Day

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main St
Salisbury, CT 06068 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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“Never Forgotten” Film Screening & Discussion

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Torrington Historical Society, 192 Main St
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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Join us for a special screening of the 1919 Torrington Homecoming Parade, followed by the 2014 documentary film "Never Forgotten" about Sgt. Paul Maynard, a Torrington doughboy who was killed on the last day of the war. Following the films will be a panel discussion with the film maker, Michael Shipman, Maynard's great-nephew Rick Maynard, and a representative from the 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard.   This film screening and discussion has been made possible in part by the National Endowment…

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Wilton Digitization Day

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd
Wilton, CT 06897 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’s Role in WWI

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Norwalk Historical Society, 141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06852 United States
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Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War I: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project to explore what was happening here on the home front  as our soldiers fought in the trenches.  Learn how not only Connecticut but Norwalk contributed to the war effort. Connecticut was known as “the Arsenal of the Nation” during World War I. It is believed that Connecticut factories produced more than half of all munitions used by the Allied Forces. Yet Connecticut played other…

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New Haven Digitization Day

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510 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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