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Regional History Colloquium

LancasterHistory.org's entertaining and educational Regional History Colloquium series is back in September 2016 for another nine months of great lectures!

Presenters at the Colloquium are historians and scholars who are in the midst of a work-in-progress or who have recently completed a publication. Topics focus on historical issues relating to southeastern Pennsylvania as well as its wider borders. Topics range from the history of Civil War Generals Grant & Lee to Lancaster ladies survival in Pearl Harbor.

Light freshments are served at 4pm with the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. 


 

Thu Apr 13 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Regional History Colloquium

100 Years: US Entry Into World War I


Image of Dr. Carl Strikwerda.On Thursday, April 13 LancasterHistory.org will host Dr. Carl Strikwerda to observe the 100-year anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I with the colloquium 100 Years: US Entry Into World War I. The entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917 changed both American and world history. For the first time, the US became deeply involved in international politics as a military and economic power. Join Dr. Carl Strikwerda as he explores why the US entered The Great War, the national and global impact of our involvement, and how we can use those experiences to inform our nation’s future military decisions.

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda is the fourteenth president of Elizabethtown College, serving since 2011, and previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William and Mary. He has served as a historical consultant to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and to several colleges and universities on higher education administration. He has lectured to business groups, schools and religious organizations on World War I and the history of globalization.

The colloquium 100 Years: US Entry Into World War I will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, Lancaster. A speaker’s reception with refreshments will begin at 4pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 



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