Lecture-America and the Great War
|Title:||Lecture-America and the Great War|
|Date & Time:||Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
201 S. Washington St.
|Event Details:||As part of her national book tour, author Margaret Wagner is coming to Alexandria to discuss her newly released book America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History. The lecture will take place at the Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum on Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and tickets may be purchased by calling 703.746.4994 or online at shop.alexandriava.gov. This event is presented by the Office of Historic Alexandria in partnership with Hooray for Books! in honor of the Centennial of World War I.
Featuring more than 250 color and black-and-white images from the Library of Congress, many never before published, Ms. Wagner’s book and lecture explore World War I through the eyes of Americans. A recent addition to the Library of Congress Illustrated History series, the book will be available for purchase during the event and there will be a book signing following the presentation.
This event is part of the larger Centennial Commemoration of World War I. For a small city in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Alexandria was fully involved in WWI. Over 4,000 residents served in uniform while hundreds more worked in war industries and relief efforts. Through public events and outreach, Alexandria’s WWI Centennial Commemoration honors the heroism and sacrifice of those who served and helps people understand both the causes and consequences of the war.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4994|
|Fees:||Tickets are $10 per person|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Lyceum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town|
For event details visit https://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/?15903
Maps produced by the City of Alexandria GIS & Maps division.