This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
World War One
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica (UU Utica) has announced the 4th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One, has been set for Tueday, December 11th at 4:30 pm.
This celebration features carols sung by members of UU Utica and the Proctor Choirs, the Procter Jr. ROTC Color Guard, a dramatic reading of Aaron Shepard’s The Christmas Truce performed by the RSVP Readers Theater, light refreshments, and more. [Read more…] about Fourth Annual Peace Carol In Utica Dec 11
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Fort Plain Museum is set to host military historian and author Edward G. Lengel, author of several award winning books on George Washington and the First World War, who will present “The American Way of War from the Revolution to World War I”.
A Revolutionary War and World War I historian, Lengel argues that the idea of a uniquely “American Way of War” dates back to colonial days, and especially to a dramatic, and losing, battle in which George Washington played a major role. The ideas about American versus European tactics and military behavior that this battle generated continues to influence the United States today. [Read more…] about American Way of War: Revolution to World War I
Herbert William Peart was born in 1894 in Australia. His parents, who were English, were both connected with the Salvation Army. His father, William Peart, was a principal in that organization and the Pearts carried on its work in Australia, where Herbert and his siblings were born.
In 1905, the Peart family moved to the United States, where Colonel Peart was the second-highest official in the organization’s American branch, working with General Evangeline Booth (daughter of Salvation Army founder William Booth). [Read more…] about A NY Officer Killed One Day Before WWI Armstice
The Catskill Readers’ Theatre is set to perform “The Great War – WWI” at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, on Sunday, November 11th at 2 pm.
The program is a multi media presentation on the First World War (1914–1918) which includes power point visuals, vocals and letters, literature and factual material on Sullivan County soldiers who fought in WWI. Performers from the Catskill Readers’ Theatre are Albee Bockman, Sally Gladden, Cookie House, Peter Nastasi, Ellen Pavloff and Paul Puerschner. [Read more…] about WWI Veteran’s Day Presentation In Sullivan County
A new film by filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane, The Manhattan Front: Women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered World War I is set to premiere in New York City on Sunday, November 11th, at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York. [Read more…] about New Film About WWI, Women, Anarchists, and Spies
Local historian and author Anthony Gero is set to present a lecture about African American soldiers on Sunday, November 4 at 2 pm in the Carriage House Theater at the Cayuga Museum.
In this presentation, Gero will offer a vision of these soldiers’ legacies from 1750 through the First World War, featuring the role of African Americans from Cayuga County.
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs launched its fall season with an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War in Jersey City, New Jersey.
WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields curated by Michelle Vitale, HCCC Director of Cultural Affairs honors New Jersey veterans and features unique military items from the National World War I Museum and Memorial, lectures by distinguished scholars, and interactive displays. [Read more…] about Jersey City World War I Centennial Exhibition Opens
A program focusing on the Polish community in Utica during World War One, led by Patricia Bury Yocum, has been set for October 13th, 2018 at the Oneida County History Center.
Poles in Utica worked tirelessly during the Great War to support the war, war relief, and the re-establishment of Poland as an independent nation. ZłotaKsięga: A Golden Book, or Five years of work for Poland in Utica (1919) commemorates these efforts recognizing the material and human sacrifices. [Read more…] about How Utica Aided Poland In World War I
A century ago on September 29, 1918, Allied forces breached the formidable 400-mile Hindenburg Line, spelling the beginning of the end for Imperial Germany in World War I. In the vanguard that cool, misty morning were two American divisions under British-Australian command. The 30th division, nicknamed “Old Hickory” after Andrew Jackson, was drawn from North and South Carolina and Tennessee National Guard regiments.
The 27th division, commanded by Major General John F. O’Ryan and nicknamed “O’Ryan’s Roughnecks,” was drawn entirely from New York National Guard units. Fresh but inexperienced, the Americans lost heavily that day in the battle of St. Quentin Canal. Among the fallen was my great uncle, Everett Wallace Baker, not yet 20, who had enlisted with several Newburgh Free Academy classmates the previous year. [Read more…] about 100 Yrs Ago New Yorkers Breached the Hindenburg Line