Digging Into History: Back From The Trenches

Overgrown trench in Seicheprey, France

Join us on

Friday, November 15, 2019

10:00 – 12:30

at the 

William A. O’Neill State Armory
360 Broad Street
Hartford, CT


French and American students in Beaumont, France

Learn more about the trenches, why we were there, what we found, and what we accomplished

This program is free and open to the public

Hear what the students think about their experience digging into our history, the trenches, and the First World War

We’re back from the trenches and ready to share what we did!

Join us at the State Armory to hear all about Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration In Seicheprey, France the one-of-a-kind experiential learning program that took 15 Connecticut high school students to France in July.

You’ll hear more about how the program got started, how it was funded, and what it was like being in the trenches 100 years after Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment fought there. Plus you’ll get to hear from the students and chaperones who took part in this incredible journey will share their experiences, photos and souvenirs.

And special guests  Sjoerd “Red” van der Ven, a historian from the Netherlands and Richard Lanni, director of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero  will share their connections to the program.  You might even get a sneak peek at some exciting new content from the upcoming Stubby Squad!

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Teachers and Schools

Interested in bringing your students to this program? 

Fun Academy Studios is offering transportation reimbursement of up to $500! 

Psst – attending this program is a great way to recognize and teach students about the history of Veterans Day!

This program is sponsored by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Military Department, and Fun Academy Studios.