- Last Updated on Friday, 30 June 2017 16:46
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.
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 talk about “America’s Road to War, 1914-1917” at 7 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.
Concluding the evening at 8:30 p.m. will be the opening of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History “World War I and America Centennial Exhibit.” The exhibit will be on display in the library’s main lobby through Thursday, August 24.
Register to attend at www.ptlibrary.org/events or call 724.941.9430 #1.