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World War 1 History Symposium 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00am - 04:30pm

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About The Event

Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America

 

Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on

The History of the First World War.

 

This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register. See 'Registration' below for details.

 

Download the event flyer

Symposium Agenda

 

10:00 - USAHEC Opens, Symposium Opens 10:00 - USAHEC Opens, Symposium Opens 

10:30 - Welcome by PA WW1 Centennial Committee event chairman

10:40 - "The Eddystone Model of 1917 Rifle", Kurt Sellers, Major, U.S. Army (Retired) 

In World War I, government arsenal production of the standard Model 1903 Springfield rifle was inadequate to meet the demands of the expanding American forces. The demand was met by commercial production of the Model 1917 rifle.

11:40 - Lunch break

13:00 - “Citizen Soldiers, Preparedness and Combat: G Company, 111th Infantry in the Great War”, John D. Shepherd, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

There is more to the story of American Infantrymen in World War I than the brutal days of combat. The full story involves the idea of preparedness, the relationship of the Regular Army with the Militia/National Guard, and the legislative milestones that enabled the mobilization of 1917.There is more to the story of American Infantrymen in World War I than the brutal days of combat. The full story involves the idea of preparedness, the relationship of the Regular Army with the Militia/National Guard, and the legislative milestones that enabled the mobilization of 1917.

14:00 - Break 2

14:10 - "The Hog Island Shipyard in the First World War", Gloria J. House, author of Spirit of Philadelphia: A 100th Anniversary of WWI Story

The largest ship-building site in the world at the time, Hog Island, Philadelphia, is now the site of the Philadelphia International Airport. At one time there were 70 some ships being built simultaneously at the shipyard on the Delaware River west of Philadelphia as an answer to the critical wartime sea-lift shortage.

15:10 - Break 3

15:20 - "Women's Contributions to the Great War", Barbara Selletti, academic librarian at Neumann University

Genealogist, historic researcher and film producer, Ms. Selletti researches the lives of women from our nation's history. The Great War would change the face of society in profound ways. While vast numbers of men either enlisted or were conscripted to fight in the military, their leaving left a shortage of manpower on the home front. Nearly three million women workers undertook conventionally male roles, while thousands more were allowed for the first time to serve in the military in more traditional occupations such as nursing.Genealogist, historic researcher and film producer, Ms. Selletti researches the lives of women from our nation's history. The Great War would change the face of society in profound ways. While vast numbers of men either enlisted or were conscripted to fight in the military, their leaving left a shortage of manpower on the home front. Nearly three million women workers undertook conventionally male roles, while thousands more were allowed for the first time to serve in the military in more traditional occupations such as nursing.

16:20 - Program Ends

17:00 - USAHEC Closes

Event Details
There is no charge for the symposium and parking at USAHEC is free.  You must register, see below.

Registration
You must register for this free event so we know how many will attend, and not exceed room capacity.  Go to the EvenBrite link below and Register.  Print out your free admission ticket or save it to your mobile device.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-war-one-history-symposium-tickets-44459480503

When
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am – 4:00pm  Center opens at 10:00 am - official welcome and program beginning at 10:30am

Where
United States Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Soldiers Drive is reached via Army Heritage Drive.

The symposium will be held in Multi-purpose Rooms 3 and 4.

See USAHEC.ORG for driving directions.
Information Desk - 717-245-3972

Lunch
Your choice: 1) Food is available 5 min. away on Harrisburg Pike (US 11) south of the PA Turnpike and 10 min. away on Harrisburg Pike North of the Turnpike where you can pick up a sandwich.  2) Your own brown bag lunch.  3) box lunch ($14) ordered in advance, no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.  Pay the day of symposium.  Box lunch has sandwich on a soft Kaiser roll, fruit, potato chips, cookie, with the sandwich made from Turkey, Ham, or Vegetarian, along with a bottle of water. To get a box lunch, send an email to Barry Johnson at the address below and specify your choice of sandwich.  USAHEC has beverages available and a large dining area.

Directions
See the USAHEC web site above for directions, your own GPS, or your favorite mapping software.

For additional information on the symposium, contact Barry Johnson,

Pennsylvania World War One Centennial Committee volunteer at

Pennsylvania@WorldWar1Centennial.org

215-542-9359


Contact : Pennsylvania@WorldWar1Centennial.org
Category: Conferences, Shows & Panels, Pennsylvania

 

Location : U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
MICHAEL MONAHAN US ARMY HERITAGE AND EDUCATION CTR 950 SOLDIERS DRIVE
Carlisle, PA, 17013-5021
USA

 

 

The event is free but you must register via the EventBrite link!

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