Peters Township Public Library, in partnership with the VFW Memorial Park Post 764 and the Veterans Breakfast Club, will mark the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I with an evening full of activities.
Register to attend online or call 724.941.9430 #1.
A commemorative kick-off event is planned for Thursday, August 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. featuring Over There: The Music of WWI in America presented by Val Williams with the Abbey Players and accompanied by Lynne Spatafore with additional direction by Nicole Tafe and Lorra Brannen.
Following this musical trip through history, Michael Neiberg, Ph.D. will discuss America’s Road to War, 1914-1917 at 7:15 p.m. Neiberg is the Inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College.
At 8:15 p.m. the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History World War I and America Centennial Exhibit will be opened for viewing. Music and a reception will close the festivities for the evening.The exhibit will be on display in the library’s main lobby through Thursday, August 24, 2017.
World War I and America is a two-year initiative by The Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Additional programs are being finalized for late 2017. Please check the library web site for more information about upcoming WWI Commemorative events.