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2018
January, 2018

"Georgia in the Great War" Exhibit at Georgia Southern Museum
Dates: Monday, January 01, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia soldiers and civilians and training camps and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.  Closed University holidays  
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Georgia Southern Museum

Statesboro, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War
Dates: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dr. Virginia Dilkes follows her father's WWI footsteps from May 1, 1917 - Sept. 25, 1919 as a combat engineer in the 1st Division. She includes the roles of Georgia divisions and Georgia generals involved in the same military campaigns as her father and the names of Georgia soldiers who gave their lives in these battles.
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Switzer Public Library

Marietta, GA

 

Category: Georgia

World War One and America - General writing workshop and introduction to the series
Dates: Saturday, January 20, 2018 01:00pm - 03:00pm

The Clayton State Library is pleased to invite you to a series of unique writing workshops as part of our ongoing World War One and America programming. Inspired by the writings, speeches, and songs of men and women who lived during the WWI era, faculty representatives from Clayton State University’s Department of English will guide attendees through the process of creating original written works inspired by their own personal experiences. Participants may choose to create works of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, or autobiographical narratives. WWI & America Writing Workshops are open to everyone: veterans and non-veterans; Clayton State students ...
Contact: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica
Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

 

Category: Georgia

World War One and America - Breakout session with selected genre
Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018 01:00pm - 03:00pm

The Clayton State Library is pleased to invite you to a series of unique writing workshops as part of our ongoing World War One and America programming. Inspired by the writings, speeches, and songs of men and women who lived during the WWI era, faculty representatives from Clayton State University’s Department of English will guide attendees through the process of creating original written works inspired by their own personal experiences. Participants may choose to create works of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, or autobiographical narratives. WWI & America Writing Workshops are open to everyone: veterans and non-veterans; Clayton State students ...
Contact: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica
Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

 

Category: Georgia
February, 2018

1st Annual Georgia African American Heritage Symposium
Dates: Friday, February 09, 2018

 
Contact: 678.760.6540
Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA

 

Category: Georgia

World War One and America - Further refinement of works-in-progress
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 01:00pm - 03:00pm

The Clayton State Library is pleased to invite you to a series of unique writing workshops as part of our ongoing World War One and America programming. Inspired by the writings, speeches, and songs of men and women who lived during the WWI era, faculty representatives from Clayton State University’s Department of English will guide attendees through the process of creating original written works inspired by their own personal experiences. Participants may choose to create works of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, or autobiographical narratives. WWI & America Writing Workshops are open to everyone: veterans and non-veterans; Clayton State students ...
Contact: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica
Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

 

Category: Georgia

World War One and America - Reception and Live reading
Dates: Friday, February 16, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm

The Clayton State Library is pleased to invite you to a series of unique writing workshops as part of our ongoing World War One and America programming. Inspired by the writings, speeches, and songs of men and women who lived during the WWI era, faculty representatives from Clayton State University’s Department of English will guide attendees through the process of creating original written works inspired by their own personal experiences. Participants may choose to create works of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, or autobiographical narratives. WWI & America Writing Workshops are open to everyone: veterans and non-veterans; Clayton State students ...
Contact: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica
Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

 

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Remembering World War I: Georgia's WWI Legacies
Dates: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:30am - 01:00pm

Dr. Virginia Dilkes relates Georgia's WWI legacies through WWI memorials throughout the state of Georgia and WWI events that are the basis for these memorials. She discusses the ongoing work of the GA WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
Contact: chauber3@comcast.net
Renaissance on Peachtree

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Georgia
March, 2018

Remembering World War I: Georgia's WWI Legacies
Dates: Friday, March 02, 2018 11:30am - 01:00pm

This presentation is offered by the North Side Woman's Club as a tribute to the centennial commemoration of WWI. Dr. Virginia Dilkes relates Georgia's WWI legacies through WWI memorials throughout the state of Georgia and WWI events that are the basis for these memorials. She discusses the ongoing work of the GA WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
Contact: mortmari@aol.com
Renaissance on Peachtree

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Remembering World War I: Georgia's WWI Legacies
Dates: Saturday, March 03, 2018 09:30am - 11:30am

This presentation is offered by the Hightower Trail Chapter of the NSDAR as part of their tribute to the centennial commemoration of WWI. Dr. Virginia Dilkes relates Georgia's WWI legacies through WWI memorials throughout the state of Georgia and WWI events that are the basis for these memorials. She discusses the ongoing work of the GA WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
Contact: mesbennett@gmail.com
Canton First United Methodist Church

Canton, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Remembering World War I: Georgia's WWI Legacies
Dates: Thursday, March 08, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

This presentation is offered by the Mount Vernon Chapter of the SAR as a tribute to the centennial commemoration of WWI. Dr. Virginia Dilkes relates Georgia's WWI legacies through WWI memorials throughout the state of Georgia and WWI events that are the basis for these memorials. She discusses the ongoing work of the GA WWI Centennial Commemoration Commission.
Contact: shep7h@aol.com
Vintage Pizzeria Dunwoody

Dunwoody, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War
Dates: Thursday, March 15, 2018 09:00am - 10:00am

Dr. Virginia Dilkes follows her father's WWI footsteps from May 1, 1917 - Sept. 25, 1919 as a combat engineer in the 1st Division. She includes the roles of Georgia divisions and Georgia generals involved in the same military campaigns as her father and the names of Georgia soldiers who gave their lives in these battles.
Contact: DocSmit33@msn.com
Men's Forum - Park Springs

Stone Mountain, GA

 

Category: Georgia
May, 2018

2018 Memorial Day Ceremony
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 01:30pm

The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia is hosting its 73rd annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery
Contact: thblackstock@gmail.com
Marietta National Cemetery

Marietta, GA

 

Category: Georgia
August, 2018

Evening with History-World War I
Dates: Thursday, August 09, 2018 06:30pm - 08:30pm

In 1917, an incident occurred where the army was shooting artillery rounds at little Kennesaw Mountain, four rounds missed the mountain and killed four Cobb County citizens. The soldiers firing the artillery were student officers from Fort McPherson. A special WWI 100th Anniversary presentation as author/researcher Michael Hitt presents the fascinating and tragic history of Marietta’s role as a Camp Gordon artillery training site. New research by Hitt has uncovered the exact locations of where the men camped, where they trained and the two sites where live ammo could still be present. This will be a special night of important scholarship ...
Contact: (770) 794-5710
Marietta Museum of History

Marietta, GA

 

Category: Georgia
September, 2018

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918
Dates: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918
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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

Category: Georgia

Centennial of the first performance of the Star-Spangled Banner in connection with an athletic event (the 1918 World Series)
Dates: Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Centennial of the first performance of the Star-Spangled Banner in connection with an athletic event (the 1918 World Series)
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Tybee Island to Host a Memorial Dedication Ceremony to Honor the Sinking of the H.M.S. Otranto
Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00am

This event unfortunately has been cancelled because of the approach of Hurricane Florence. It is not anticipated to be rescheduled. We encourage you (when you can safely do so) to visit the site and view the impressive historical marker that has been installed commemorating the centennial of the Otranto tragedy. TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia (June 22, 2018) - The community of Tybee Island, Georgia, welcomes the public to attend a memorial dedication ceremony for a historical marker at Fort Screven in  honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British Troopship, H.M.S. Otranto, followed by a special screening of the ...
Contact: 912.786.5444
Fort Screven Museum at Battery Garland

Tybee Island, GA

 

Category: Georgia
October, 2018

Centennial of the Otranto Disaster
Dates: Saturday, October 06, 2018

Centennial of the Otranto Disaster
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Centennial of the founding of Fort Benning
Dates: Sunday, October 07, 2018

Centennial of the founding of Fort Benning
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Remembering the Otranto, a WWI Tragedy
Dates: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm

The Tybee Island Historic Preservation Commission commemorates the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the H.M.S. Otranto, the single greatest loss of life in troop transport during World War I.In the waning days of the Great War, 580 new recruits boarded a train at Fort Screven bound for New York. From there they would sail to Britain to join the war on the battlefields of France. On an October morning, off the Scottish island of Islay, tragedy struck. In 60-foot a sister ship, the HMS Kashmir, collided with the Otranto, tearing a massive hole in her hull. She was ...
Contact: (912) 472-4790
Tybee Post Theater

Tybee Island, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Oconee County artist John Cleaveland
Dates: Thursday, October 18, 2018 06:00am

Oconee County artist John Cleaveland will give a talk at the Lyndon House Art Center in Athens about his paintings of World War I battlefields as they appear today. Free and open to the public.
Contact: (706) 613-3623
Lyndon House Arts Center

Athens, GA

 

Category: Georgia
November, 2018

Aris Theatre events commemorate WWI
Dates: Friday, November 02, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Aris Theatre presents “Not About Heroes,” a play by Stephen MacDonald, directed by Frank Miller, November 2-18 at 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. It is the story of a young English soldier, Wilfred Owen, sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in June 1917 for treatment of shell shock after four months in the trenches in France. There he met Siegried Sasson, a well-known poet. His friendship with Sassoon inspired Owen to write what is thought of as the finest poetry to ...
Contact: (404) 523-7647
7 Stages Theatre

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Georgia

REMEMBERING WWI, A TRIBUTE TO THE GWINNETT ​ SERVICEMEN​ WHO FOUGHT AND DIED
Dates: Thursday, November 08, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm

GCPL, in partnership with the ​ Gwinnett Historical Society, the GA WWI Centennial Commission, and OneStop ​Centerville, present an exploration of the impact that World War I had on Gwinnett County. This program will also ​focus on the ​30+ ​Gwinnett residents who died in the war. There will be a display of the uniforms worn by our armed services in WWI, a pictorial history of Gwinnett during this time period,​ and a photo display of the the servicemen we lost.
Contact: 770-978-5154
Gwinnett County Public Library

Snellville, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day)
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day)
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Veterans/Armistice Day commemoration
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans/Armistice Day commemoration at the new Cherokee County Veterans Park. Sponsored by the Cherokee County Department of Parks and Recreation.
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Category: Georgia

World War 1 Centennial Observance
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:00am


Contact: (706) 685-5800
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

Columbus, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Armistice Day Ceremony
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Georgia World War I Centennial Commission and the Atlanta History Center host the state's official ceremony to mark the Centennial moment of the armistice that ended World War I -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. The program will begin with patriotic military music at 10:30 a.m. and participation in the national ringing of the “Bells of Peace” precisely at 11 a.m., followed by the ceremony. The public is invited; admission is free. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11 AM – 12 PM %MCEPASTEBIN%
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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta , GA

 

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Smyrna Veterans’ Day Observance
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 02:00pm

Sunday, November 11, 2018Smyrna Veterans’ Day Observance2:00 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Smyrna, Ga.Featured speaker: Narayan Sengupta, Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Board of Advisors
Contact: (770) 436-2501
Veteran's Memorial Park - Smyrna, GA

Smyrna, GA

 

Category: Georgia

Armistice Day Commemoration: British Poets of the Great War
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 04:00pm - 05:30pm

"Stand in the Trench, Achilles, Flame-capped and shout for me." Patrick Shaw-Stewart's allusion to Iliad 18 transports a grief-stricken Achilles to the shores of Gallipoli. For British poets searching for a means to express the horror and heroism of the Great War, the shared cultural heritage of an education rooted the classics led many of them to images from Homer, Virgil, and scenes of the Trojan War. Commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a reading of World War I poetry by Shaw-Stewart, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and others with Ron Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English ...
Contact: 404-727-4282
Emory University

Atlanta, GA

 

Category: Georgia

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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: georgia@worldwar1centennial.org

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

Next Meeting:

January 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
Draper Members Room
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta

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