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Date(s) - 03/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


Carry On: American Women and the Commemoration of the First World War

With Allison Finkelstein, Chair of the Arlington County World War I Commemoration Task Force

The commemoration of the First World War deeply impacted American culture between 1917 and 1945.  American women from all parts of society participated in commemorations; many of which aided veterans.  Allison Finkelstein will explore how American women commemorated the conflict and often rejected traditional monuments, such as Arlington’s Mother’s Tree.  Women did not limit their commemorations solely to veterans, but they also included anyone who sacrificed during the war. Women pioneered a new form of commemoration that revolutionized American memorial practices. Their actions forced Americans to re-think their commemorative practices and provided a new way to conceptualize the definition of a memorial.

This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org, Email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call: 703-892-4204. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign them.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. Then turn left and park in the garage at the bottom of the incline. Handicapped parking is available at this 26th Street entrance immediately upon entry at the library.  For complete directions to the Main Campus of Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road) go to http://www.marymount.edu/Home/Contact-us/Locate-us

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A free Marymount Shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.