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October 2017

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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November 2017

Bolton WWI Digitization Day

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bentley Memorial Library, 206 Bolton Center Road
Bolton, CT 06043 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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World War I: From New Haven to the World – What Happened and What Ifs?

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St
New Haven, CT 06515 United States
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It's not exactly the "forgotten war," but popular interest in World War I has been overshadowed by its successor, World War II. After all, the immediate aftermath of World War II sparked the Cold War -- the geo-political struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union that defined the second half of the 20th century. Yet, many experts say that World War I and its aftermath set into motion a chain of events that led to World War II.…

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WWI: Lessons From the Past At the Butler-McCook House & Garden

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Butler-McCook House & Garden, 59 S. Prospect St
Hartford, 06106 United States
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"America First" was President Woodrow Wilson's campaign slogan in his 1916 re-election campaign. Just months later, the U.S. entered WWI and Wilson established the Committee on Public Information to promote support for the war. Join Prof. Emeritus, Eugene Leach, Ph.D, of Trinity College, and Prof. Troy Paddock, Ph.D, of SCSU on Thursday, November 9th as they examine the use of propaganda to support the war and its relevance to contemporary issues. Elizabeth Normen, Publisher of CT Explored, will moderate a…

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street
New Haven, 06511 United States
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Paul Kennedy, D.Phil., the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale University, is renowned for his scholarship on international politics and economics. A native of England, he earned degrees from Newcastle University and the University of Oxford. Dr. Kennedy holds many honorary degrees and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was made Commander of the Order of the…

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From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped to Win the Great War WWI Commemorative Lecture

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St.
Norwalk, 06852 United States
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In honor of Veteran's Day and the WWI Centennial, the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a free lecture: "From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped Win the Great War" on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm at the townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park. Join historians Dr. Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney for a lively lecture and discussion on local contributions to World War I. From gardening, canning and food conservation to prescribing books for servicemen…

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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 102d Infantry Regiment

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Judiciary Room, Connectciut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Cross-Culture Courage: Connecticut’s Response To WWI

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Elihu Burritt Library, 1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050 United States
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Please join us for presentations and opening reception World War I Exhibit Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Elihu Burritt Library, 1st floor PRESENTATIONS AND TOPICS “To Fight for Italy, to Fight for America: For Italians in Connecticut, It was a Fight for Liberty.” Presenters: Dr. Carl Antonucci & Kenneth DiMaggio “Polish Americans in Connecticut in World War I” Dr. M.B. Biskupski & Renata Vickrey “Connecticut in World War I” Christine Pittsley, Project Director Remembering…

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Suffield WWI Digitization Day

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge St.
Suffield, 06078 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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