Honoring those who served in WWI

Submitted by Melvin Burnham,
Director Skowhegan History House

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I, Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center will host a presentation entitled, Honoring Those Who Served in WWI, on Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m., at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, 56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan.

This presentation will recognize and honor some of those who served in World War I from the local area, and examine what the Great War looked like to those who kept the home fires burning in Skowhegan. Participants will first be encouraged to relate their experiences of attending movies in early Skowhegan which will be followed with the viewing of a portion of the silent film, 1925 box office hit, The Big Parade. Director Melvin Burnham will utilize a sampling of propaganda posters, music, images, and highlight several biographical sketches of area men and women who served in the war effort. The audience will be encouraged to join in the discussion, hopefully the first of many through the season.

This program is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be offered.

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