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October 2017

Cheshire WWI Digitization Day

October 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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