Join the Loveland Public Library as it celebrates the centennial of the World War I Armistice with a series of events.
The first event is a talk by Dr. Robert Gudmestad. He will speak about the experiences of the doughboy's during World War I. As he explores the experience of the American Expeditionary Force, Dr Gudmestad will explore the doughboy's training, their experience in France, and their importance to the overall Allied war efforts.
Dr. Gudmestad is Professor of Military History at Colorado State University where he teaches courses in Civil War History and American Military History. He earned his PhD at Louisiana State University and is the author of books and articles about the Mississippi River steamboats, baseball in the New South, and gunboats on the western rivers during the Civil War. Dr. Gudmestad's grandfather was a member of the AEF.
A special thanks to local artist Darlene Stephens for her use of artwork in the series promotional material.