Upcoming events

10
Apr
2015
War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War One

April 10., 2015. - August 05., 2015., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The President Woodrow Wilson House 2340 S Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008, USA

War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War One

This exhibition features black & white photographs of the efforts to use sandbags and wooden frames to protect Italian architecture and sculpture from aerial bombardment in WWI. It is co-sponsored by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute, and hosted by The President Woodrow Wilson House.

The President Woodrow Wilson House is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.








07
May
2015
Lusitania Sinking Centennial Event New York City

May 07., 2015. 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Pier A in Battery Park Battery Park, New York, NY, USA

Lusitania Sinking Centennial Event New York City

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission will host two commemorative events to honor the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. Both events are free and open to the public.

In New York City, at 10 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Pier A in Battery Park, with honored guests and descendants of Lusitania passengers. The location is symbolic, as it houses the first dedicated memorial to World War One in the United States. Further, the location overlooks the Statue of Liberty, and is not far from Pier 54, where the Lusitania departed on her final voyage one hundred years ago.

For more information on the RMS Lusitania and the May 7 Commission events, visit http://www.ww1commission.com/index.php/lusitania-event.html








07
May
2015
Lusitania Sinking Centennial Event Washington, DC

May 07., 2015. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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National Press Club 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045, USA

Lusitania Sinking Centennial Event Washington, DC

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission will host two commemorative events to honor the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. Both events are free and open to the public.

Please join us on Thursday, May 7th, 2015, as the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission and the National Press Club host a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
The panel discussion program will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, at 6:30pm. The panel will include
• JOHN MAXWELL HAMILTON from Louisiana State University, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars http://www.manship.lsu.edu/staff/john-maxwell-hamilton/
• Professor RICHARD STRINER from Washington College, an expert on President Wilson https://www.washcoll.edu/live/profiles/1790-richard-striner
• RADM SAMUEL COX (USN, retired), the Director of the Navy History and Heritage Command http://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/leadership/director.html
• The panel will be moderated by noted national correspondent, GIL KLEIN http://www.american.edu/soc/faculty/gklein.cfm

Discussion will focus on the wartime role of Lusitania, the worldwide reaction to her tragedy, and the impact of Lusitania's sinking on public opinion in the United States.
The program is free, but please register here to attend: http://www.press.org/events/lusitania-centennial-event

For more information on the RMS Lusitania and the May 7 Commission events, visit http://www.ww1commission.com/index.php/lusitania-event.html








07
May
2015
Smithsonian Institution presents The Lusitania: 100 Years Later

May 07., 2015. 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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S. Dillon Ripley Center National Mall, 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Smithsonian Institution presents The Lusitania: 100 Years Later

On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Lusitania off the southeastern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 passengers and crew members. There was an immediate storm of protest in the United States, as 128 Americans were among the dead. The tragedy provided Britain with a propaganda opportunity, which helped shift public opinion in the United States against Germany and influenced America's eventual declaration of war in 1917.

To mark the centennial of the event, Smithsonian Channel is releasing a documentary, Sinking the Lusitania: An American Tragedy, about the event and its aftermath. The film draws heavily on the work of British historian Diana Preston, whose definitive book Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy (Bloomsbury) is being reissued for the centenary of the sinking.

A discussion with Preston follows the documentary, and her new book, A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare (Bloomsbury), is available for signing.

Tickets for the event are $30 for Members and $42 for non-members. Click here to order tickets.








09
May
2015
Captain Harry S. Truman World War 1 Symposium

May 09., 2015. 9:00 am

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Veterans Memorial Hall 1100 Broadway Street, Lamar, MO 64759, USA

Captain Harry S. Truman World War 1 Symposium

Captain Harry S. Truman World War 1 Symposium

The Saturday May 9, 2015 Truman Day celebration in Lamar, Missouri will feature a WW1 Symposium at Veterans Memorial Hall (1100 Broadway). The all-day family friendly program starting at 9:00AM will be of interest to all age groups. Events include a presentation by the Missouri Park Service on Captain Harry S. Truman, living history and historian portrayals of the soldier's daily routine and struggle for survival in the deadly trench warfare battles that raged in the countryside of France and Belgium. Staff associates from the Springfield-Greene County Library will present a program on how Springfield residents supported the war effort at home. Music and songs popular with WW1 soldiers will be featured during the noon hour and performed throughout the day between program events. Displays of uniforms, photos, art work, and news articles of the WW1 era in America will be available for public viewing. Ancestors of WW1 veterans are encouraged to bring in photos, letters and other family keepsakes for a question and answer sharing time with historians that will provide insights on their veteran's experiences, and answer questions about military units and battle campaigns during their time of military service. For further details on the event contact Kavan Stull @ 417-673-1051. The four State Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is hosting the event.

WW1 Artifacts, Photo, Document Preservation


Ancestors and family members of WW1 veterans with photographs, personal letters, and other artifacts with a war time connection may have their keepsakes digitalized onto an electronic format for archival preservation. This free service will be provided by Staff members from the Springfield Library as part of the "Missouri Over There" project. Missouri and the Great War is a statewide collaborative effort to document the role of Missourians both at home and abroad during World War 1. The project is funded by a Grant through the Institute of Museum and library Services and coordinated by the Missouri State Library. The official blog site features regular posts on Missouri World War 1 history, fascinating collections, and World War 1 programs hosted throughout the state. To view what has been shared by other Missourians go to http://missourioverthere.blogspot.com.








12
May
2015
Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial in New York

May 12., 2015. 10:00 am

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Clinton War Memorial 11th Avenue & West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

Flanders logo

To mark the 100th anniversary of Lt. Col. John McCrae's poem
"In Flanders Fields"
and to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The Hon. Geert Bourgeois
Minister-President of the Government of Flanders
has the pleasure to request your presence at the

Annual In Flanders Fields Memorial

Featuring an Honor Guard from Fort Hamilton,
The Face of America's Army in New York City

The Government of Flanders, Belgium will be commemorating the Centennial of the First World War
with many special events during the period 2014-2018.

Tuesday, May 12, at 10:00 AM

Clinton War Memorial on the South-East corner of De Witt Clinton Park
(11th Avenue and 52nd Street - New York, NY)

Please confirm your attendance before May 1 by RSVPing to 2014-18@flandershouse.org

In partnership with:Flanders Field event NYC May 12 2015








24
May
2015
The Millionaires' Unit — U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War

May 24., 2015. 3:00 pm

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Angelika at Mosaic Theatre Mosaic District, 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031, USA

The Millionaires' Unit — U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War

The Millionaires' Unit — U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War." It tells the story of the First Yale Unit, the founding squadron of the Naval Air Reserve and whose aviators were the first to fly for the US in WW1. It's a story of service and sacrifice, set in the context of the birth of naval aviation and America's entry into the Great War. It was filmed along the Eastern Seaboard, in England, France, Belgium and New Zealand. We filmed dozens of replica WW1 planes, many with original engines.
The film is playing at the GI Film Festival in Fairfax, VA, on Sunday, May 24th, over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend.

For more information about the movie, and for ticket prices and availability, visit the GI Film Festival website.

The Millionaires' Unit — U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War." It tells the story of the First Yale Unit, the founding squadron of the Naval Air Reserve and whose aviators were the first to fly for the US in WW1. It's a story of service and sacrifice, set in the context of the birth of naval aviation and America's entry into the Great War. It was filmed along the Eastern Seaboard, in England, France, Belgium and New Zealand. We filmed dozens of replica WW1 planes, many with original engines.
The film is playing at the GI Film Festival in Fairfax, VA, on Sunday, May 24th, over memorial day weekend.
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27
May
2015
“Authors on Deck” -- 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

May 27., 2015. 12:00 pm

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United States Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004, USA

“Authors on Deck” -- 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

“Authors on Deck” -- 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

Edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong
MAY 27, 2015

The United States Navy Memorial's "Authors on Deck" book lecture series proudly welcomes Lieutenant Commander Benjamin F. Armstrong, USN as he discusses his new book 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era (Naval Institute Press, 2015)

For more than two decades William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs and was a central figure in preparing the U.S. Navy for World War I. During the war he served as the senior naval commander in Europe and was instrumental in the establishment of the convoy system. Despite the fact that he won a Pulitzer Prize for history and had a dramatic impact on the U.S. Navy, Sims' books and articles are still often overlooked.

This book is a collection of Admiral Sims' written work, and it investigates his relevance in addressing the questions facing today's military personnel and policymakers. Armstrong's introductions and analysis of these essays links them directly to the issues of innovation, professional education, and leadership that are as important at the start of this century as they were at the start of the last.
Following the presentation, Armstrong will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin F. Armstrong, USN, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Norwich University and is a PhD candidate in war studies with King's College, London. He has been awarded the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement and is the editor of 21st Century Mahan.

LOCATION:
United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center, Presidents Room
701 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, D.C. 20004
www.navymemorial.org

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: 202-737-2300








04
Jun
2015
Kenneth C. Davis, The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

June 04., 2015. 6:00 pm

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Pritzker Military Museum and Library 104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Kenneth C. Davis, The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Kenneth C DavisKenneth C. Davis, bestselling author of "The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah" shares his unique, myth-shattering, and insightful look at war—why we fight, who fights our wars and what we need to know but perhaps never learned about the growth and development of America's military forces at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. For more information: http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/whats_on/pritzker-military-presents/kenneth-c-davis-hidden-history-america-war/








02
Oct
2015
Warfare Evolution; New Tactics and Strategies

October 02., 2015. 8:30 am

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Hilton Lisle/Naperville 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532, USA

Warfare Evolution; New Tactics and Strategies

The 2015 League of WWI Aviation Historians and World War One Historical Association Collaboration Symposium, 1915: Warfare Evolution; New Tactics and Strategies, covers a broad range of topics including aviation and significant battles and events of the second year of the First World War.
This event will serve as the regularly scheduled WW1HA National Symposium and is well-timed during an open year midway between regular League biennial seminars, providing an excellent opportunity for camaraderie and networking during the centennial of the First World War.
The Hilton Lisle/Naperville provides easy access to the 1st Infantry Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL where we will spend Friday afternoon touring the museum and grounds.
Special events and features will include model displays and a 1915 themed model contest, WWI reenactors and militaria displays, gamers including the Fight in the Skies gang, and various WWI related vendors.
We ask that you support the League and WWIHA by attending this education and networking-focused opportunity.
Friday Symposium Speakers include:
8:30 -- Jack Tunstall: Eastern Front, 1915 (with an eye on Aerial Ops)
9:45 -- Kelley Szany: In the Shadow of War: The Armenian Genocide 1915-1918
11:00 -- Jon Guttman: Through, Above and Around: Arming the First Allied Fighters in 1915
19:30 -- Dick Church: The Kaiser's U-Boats: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, the Lusitania, and Will They Bring America into the War?

Consult the WW1HA website for details and a registration form, or email the Symposium Chairman Randy Gaulke lavarennes@meuse-argonne.com.