Remembering World War 1 in history, in music, in literature, and in film.
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the American Entry into the War on April 8, 1917
April 4 6-8pm Gertrude Scott Room
In preparation for the films, we will looks at the motives of the countries involved and how the war changed the international boundaries. With Jim Found, creator of World History on One Page.
(5:45pm Musical Entertainment - “Patriotic Songs of WW1” Gary Camp and Roger Persons)
April 11 6-8pm Gertrude Scott Room
Film: American Legacy - this film shows vividly the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, reminding Americans of their sacrifices.
April 18 6-8pm Gertrude Scott Room
Film: All Quiet on the Western Front - based on the novel by Erica Maria Remarque, this 1930 film chronicles the disillusionment of young patriotic German recruits in the horrific reality of combat.
May 2 6-8pm Gertrude Scott Room
Film: Flyboys - inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered WWI and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
May 9 6-8pm Erion Room
Film: Sergeant York (1941 Academy Award ) - the true story of Alvin York, torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, who went on to become the most acclaimed hero of World War 1, capturing 132 German Soldiers.
Registration is not required, but come early as seating is limited.