World War I history series at Roseville Library 2-24

On Tuesdays, through Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m., at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N., learn more about World War I through a new history series program entitled “The WORLD in World War I.” A century after the beginning of World War I, the legacy of this catastrophic conflict still shapes modern events from the ISIS campaign in Syria to the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the Gaza invasion. But the war also struck much closer to home than most Minnesotans realize.

Historian Janet Woolman, who has given standing room only talks on World War I, will talk about both the international and the local aspects of what was once known as the Great War. Woolman will discuss the underlying causes of the war, the fighting on many fronts, the participation of non-Europeans on the Western Front, and the far reaching effects the Treaty of Versailles and other postwar agreements. But she’ll also answer such fascinating questions as:

Why was Charles Lindbergh’s father accused of sedition after the outbreak of hostilities? And what caused the entire elected government of New Ulm to be declared unpatriotic and removed from office?

For an added treat, music historian and performer Lee Engele will provide musical preludes to several of the lectures. Come hear the songs and stay to learn the history.
 

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