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The World War One Memorials Of Connecticut

Description: The Manchester Public Library will host Richard Franklin Donahue with The World War One Memorials Of Connecticut on Tuesday November 20, 2018.

As the First World War ended, American communities hurried to memorialize the great efforts of their sons and daughters. Changes in cultural and civic ideals since the American Civil War led to extensive public discourse about what memorials should and should not be. Government leaders, artists, historians, and the monument industry itself promoted ideas from simple tablets to monoliths rivaling those of Egypt and Rome. Memorials throughout Connecticut exemplify this entire range of monumental styles.

Having visited and cataloged more than 220 monuments throughout the 169 towns in Connecticut, Richard Franklin Donohue will display images of the monuments and explore trends in their design and placement, with special emphasis placed on the memorials in Manchester, specifically Manchester Memorial Hospital, and those of the surrounding towns.

Richard Franklin Donohue is the Town Historian of his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut. His original research has formed the basis of museum exhibits, traveling lectures, and living history programs on topics ranging from 18th-century slavery to Civil War-era subscription balls to early 20th-century marine engines. As President and Program Director of the Cromwell Historical Society for nearly fifteen years and a teacher in both public and private schools for twenty-five, he strives to enhance his town’s interest and participation in local and national history. In addition to his work with history, Richard is a tenor soloist specializing in Middle English Carols, Bach arias, and German Lieder and is the Director of the 1876 Singing Society at Mystic Seaport.

No registration required for this free event. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.
Location: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St., Manchester
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:25pm EDT