The Great War
Presidential Library, Lincoln Land
Community College Schedule World War I Lecture Series, Bus Trip
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[February 11, 2008]
SPRINGFIELD -- A series of lectures about the
Great War and a trip to the national World War I Museum have been
announced by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Lincoln
Land Community College in Springfield. The events coincide with the
presidential library's ongoing "The Art of War" poster exhibit and
Lincoln Land's World War I trench exhibit and commemoration of the
90th anniversary of America's April 6, 1917, entry into World War I.
The lectures are free and open to the public, and no advance
reservations are required. The bus trip to the World War I Museum in
Kansas City requires paid reservations. The scheduled lectures
"The Tragic Trigger: Background to World War I,"
presented by presidential library historian Mark DePue on Feb. 19 at
6:30 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
"War in the Trenches: The Tactics of World War I," presented by
Lincoln Land professor Chris McDonald on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at
Lincoln Land Community College's Trutter Center.
"The Dreadful Shadow: The Legacy of World War I," presented by
DePue on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the presidential library.
The bus trip to Kansas City is scheduled for March 7-8 and
includes tours of the National World War I Museum, the Truman
Presidential Library and the Harry S. Truman Home. The bus will
depart from the Springfield J.C. Penney parking lot on Dirksen
Parkway at 6:30 a.m. on Friday and return late Saturday evening.
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The cost is $189 per person and includes round-trip
transportation, hotel accommodations, four meals and admission to
all museums, lectures and exhibits. The deadline to register is Feb.
29 and space is limited to 53 participants. Register by calling
Lincoln Land at 217-786-2292 and enroll in CEW-120-X01.
In addition, the lecture "American Entry into the War" will be
presented by DePue at the museum as part of the trip. Participants
may also attend a second presentation at the museum by Dr. Frank N.
Schubert of Washington, D.C., on "Remembering the Buffalo Soldier:
Memorials to Black Soldiers."
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library's temporary exhibit
"The Art of
War: Posters in World Conflict" features 195 original posters
from the library's collections and is open for free public viewing
seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Memorial Day, May
26. The exhibit will also be viewed before and after the Feb. 19 and
March 11 lectures.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum news release
received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]