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WWI Symposium

June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

The War to End All Wars: America Transformed
A WWI Symposium

Saturday, June 23, 1 – 4 PM, Huntington Room
Free with Museum Admission.
Registration is not required, but will help us to plan an outstanding event.
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World War I was, in many ways, the beginning of an American century. The Great War saw the United States emerge onto the world’s stage as never before, and began the nation’s rise to prominence that continued throughout the 20th century. Similarly, World War I wrought dramatic changes on our home state as new ships were built, neighborhoods were constructed, industries grew, and the population shifted dramatically.

Join us as three renowned historians share their insights about this pivotal and transformative time in our history.

Craig Symonds
Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History,
US Naval War College

Al Barnes

Al Barnes
Command Historian, Virginia National Guard

Lynn Rainville

Lynn Rainville
Academic Dean at Sweet Briar College,
author of Virginia and the Great War: Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914-1919.

This program has been funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

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June 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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