Join us for a presentation by historian Allison S. Finkelstein as she discusses her new book, Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945. Finkelstein examines the ground-breaking role American women played in commemorating those who served and sacrificed in World War I. She will discuss the ways American women pioneered a relatively new form of war commemoration that impacted American practices of remembrance, encouraging Americans to rethink their approach and provided new definitions of what constitutes a memorial. In the process, they shifted the course of American practices, even though their memorialization methods did not achieve the widespread acceptance they had hoped it would.
This event is free for EHC members.
If you are not a member, the admission is $10, payable online: https://bit.ly/UTBadmission or by calling: 847 475-3410.