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Suffolk Historical Society to Host Symposium on “Long Island & The Great War”

Continuing their commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the Suffolk County Historical Society is hosting a symposium on the Long Island experience during the war on Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium will feature presentations by the following group of distinguished First World War researchers and authorities: 

  • Libby O’Connell – Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI
  • James McKenna – Camp Mills in Mineola
  • David Clemens and Suzanne Johnson – Camp Upton
  • Laura Cinturati – Divided Between Pride and Anxiety: The Roosevelt Family and the Great War
  • Bert Cunningham – New York’s Fighting 69th and the World War

The symposium will conclude with a curator’s tour of the SCHS’s acclaimed exhibition, Over Here, Over There: Long Island and the Great War. Join us for a day of informative presentations and discussions on the Long Island involvement in the transformative cataclysm of the twentieth century.

Cost is $25 per person. Includes morning refreshments and light lunch. RSVP Required at 631.727.2881 x100

300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901

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