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Our World Remade: World War I, a Reading & Discussion program at Onondaga Historical Association
November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 25, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm
The centennial of the United States entering World War One in 1917 has created a renewed interest in the “war to end all wars.” At our downtown Syracuse museum, Onondaga Historical Association dedicated our largest gallery to an exhibit that highlights the contributions of the people of Onondaga County to the war effort. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Humanities of New York to hold a 4 session reading and discussion group in our museum on September 26. Led by our Curator of history Robert Searing, these four monthly informal sessions will focus on selected readings that will illuminate various aspects of the war, from the battlefield to the home-front and how the Great War fundamentally altered the course of warfare, geo-politics, and the lives of ordinary people across the world.
From September to December, we will meet 4 times to discuss works of fiction and non-fiction, including the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, Verdun, The Guns of August and a series of primary source materials from people who lived through war as soldiers, civilians and politicians. All of our discussion meetings will take place inside the Onondaga Historical Association’s World War 1 exhibit, which includes a wide variety of 3-D objects and artifacts from our collections in addition to an incredible array of photographs and wartime images.