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News: WORLD WAR I and AMERICA: Music of the WWI era & Why America fought
08/08/2017 - by Webmaster


Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Peters Township Public Library, in partnership with VFW Memorial Park Post 764 and the Veterans Breakfast Club, marked the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I with an evening full of activities. First in this commemorative kick-off event was “Over There: The Music of WWI in America” presented by Val Williams with the Abbey Players and accompanied by Lynne Spatafore with additional direction by Nicole Tafe and Lorra Brannen.

Following that musical trip through history, Michael Neiberg, Ph.D. discussed “America’s Road to War, 1914-1917.” Neiberg is the Inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College.

World War I and America is a two-year initiative by The Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

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