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A Weekend of Remembering World War I, 100 Years Later

July 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT


Special Weekend Event!

A unique exhibit of memories, photos and memorabilia
from local residents who participated in WWI.


Saturday July 8th – General Overview of WWI

2:00 PM – Talk by local military historian Charles M. Breiner will include an overview of the armies, impact of new weapons including gas, U.S. industry and how the Treaty of Versailles set the stage for over 100 years of warfare.

2:00 PM – A short presentation on Dr. Karl Connell, a local inventor from Claryville, will be given by Museum researchers.  Dr. Connel invented the Connell Gas Mask.

Sunday July 9th – Songs of the Soldier

2:00 PM – A performance by Mark Rust, an entertainer and Broadway performer.
A truly unique historical and entertaining program, The Songs of the Soldier is a stirring presentation of favorite songs of American soldiers and veterans from World War I.

The songs reflect the experiences soldiers encountered while making the transformation from ordinary citizens to
disciplined soldiers, as well as the songs of the families remaining on the home front supporting their young men and women abroad.

This weekend of programs and exhibit are made possible by the Arts for Sullivan Decentralization Grants Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and a grant from the former VFW Post #8648 of Grahamsville.

Refreshments are included both days.

Cost for Museum members is FREE.
A nominal fee of $3.00 will be charged to Non-members.

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July 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT
July 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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Time & the Valleys Museum
(845) 985-7700