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Our World Remade: World War I, a Reading & Discussion Program at Roeliff Jansen Community Library
November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Reading and Discussion Program: “Our World Remade: World War I,” led by Aaron Noble, curator at the New York State Museum
As the centennial of World War I comes to an end, we invite participants to delve into the history, literature, and poetry of “the war to end all wars.” Texts include historical accounts, novels, poetry, government documents, news account, and journals and letters from soldiers, nurses, politicians, pacifists, and other eye-witnesses to the tragic and transformative events of The Great War. The texts in this six-session series are intended to help participants come to understand how The Great War remade the world, both during the war and in the years that followed and will be discussed in conversation with each other. Discussions will be led by Aaron Noble, Senior Historian and Curator at the NY State Museum, responsible for the political, military, and governmental history collections. He is the curator of the current exhibit “Artists of War: Poster Art of World War I, Selections from the Longmare World War I Poster Collection,” an exhibition at the Adirondack History Museum, Elizabethtown, New York, July 2018-December 2018 and of ” A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War,” an exhibition at the New York State Museum, 2017-2018.