Gearing up for the WW1 Centennial

0114commissionlogoThis morning via email I received the program for the “Trade Show” that the The United States World War One Centennial Commission is putting on next week in DC. I cannot tell you how exited and energized I am by the Great War Centennial. I have my hands full with my Hawley and Theodore Roosevelt Sr. projects but I intend to do a lot of Interp and writing on the events of 1914-1918. Volunteering at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace and Governors Island offers many possibilities. The story of Roosevelt’s role in the Preparedness Movement, his friendship with Leonard Wood, and the experiences of his four sons and younger daughter in the war are a few things I am going to work into my programming.

There was a great deal of WW1 activity on Governors Island, not least the fact that it was from there that Pershing left for France in 1917. There is so much more. When I am at the Trade Show I intend to take lots of photos and to take copious notes.

4 thoughts on “Gearing up for the WW1 Centennial

  1. Hi Kieth I would like to invite you to my WW1 art show.
    Robert Gould is presenting paintings coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. The paintings represent a reimagining of the passing of 100 years depicted in plant forms which mark out yearly cycles of growth and death.

    One Hundred Years of Poppies, 1914–2014 will be on view from
    Saturday, June 7th – Sunday, June 29th

    Opening reception: Saturday, June 7th from 6–9pm

    bkbx hours are 3 – 6 Thursdays & Fridays, and 12 – 6 Saturdays & Sundays.
    Or by appointment.

    We hope to see you there!

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