New Britain Industrial Museum Presents Talks On World War I

       In commemoration of Veterans Day 2015, the New Britain Industrial Museum (NBIM) will be presenting two programs about the Great War and its effects on New Britain and the surrounding communities.

       On Tuesday November 10 at 7:00 p.m., local historian Andrea Kulak will present “New Britain & WWI: Happenings at Home ~ Raising Money, Food Conservation & Patriotic Duty.” Using never before exhibited photos of New Britain’s 1918 Red Cross parade taken by local photographer Paul Glaeser, Ms. Kulak will explain the impact of the war on home life in New Britain and how the New Britain Community contributed to the war effort on the home front. This program will be held at the New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main Street in New Britain. Seating is limited to 30; the program is free for museum members, $3 for non-members

       On Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m., Connecticut author David Drury will hold a book-signing and presentation on his recently published book Hartford In World War I. Mr. Drury’s book provides a comprehensive overview of Hartford County before, during and after The Great War including information on New Britain and Theodate Pope’s ordeal aboard the Lusitania. This program will be held at the New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main Street in New Britain and Mr. Drury’s book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited to 30 and Mr. Drury’s presentation is free of charge.

       As the World begins to mark centennial milestones associated with The Great War these programs are being provided to illustrate how WWI impacted life at home. These 2 lectures are the first in the Museum’s new series “History Talks”; in which authors, photographers, and historians will share what they have learned while researching the subjects they are passionate about. The Museum is located inside the CCSU/ITBD Building at 185 Main Street in New Britain CT. Additional program information can be found on the web at www.nbindustrial.org, or on the NBIM’s Facebook page.

Karen Hudkins       Director
New Britain Industrial Museum
CCSU ITBD Building  1st   Floor
185 Main St-New Britain CT-06051
860.832.8654   www.nbindustrial.org

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