Connecticut’s Role in World War I

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Three Part Lecture Series

Commemorating the Centennial of the U.S. entry into WWI

First Lecture

Connecticut’s  Role in World War I


Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:00pm

Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War I: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project to explore what was happening here on the home front  as our soldiers fought in the trenches.  Learn how not only Connecticut but Norwalk contributed to the war effort.

Connecticut was known as “the Arsenal of the Nation” during World War I. It is believed that Connecticut factories produced more than half of all munitions used by the Allied Forces. Yet Connecticut played other roles as well, ones that are just now being revealed.

Admission: $5.00

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Parking available in the Norwalk City Hall parking lot at 125 East Avenue.
The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department

 

About Christine Pittsley

Christine Pittsley is the Project Director for the Remembering World War One community archiving project at the Connecticut State Library, as well as the Chair of the Connecticut World War One Centennial Committee.  She also serves as Connecticut’s liaison  to the United States World War I Centennial Commission.  For the past nine years, Christine has also led  the State library’s archival and digitization and metadata programs.  She has been involved in a number of statewide digital initiatives, has served on the boards of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Cheshire Historical Society, and is currently a Commissioner on the Cheshire Historic District Commission.