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      Over Here! Knoxville's Part in World War I, 1917-1918, the Home Front, and the Great War's Local Legacy | Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely in Knoxville


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      March 14, 2018

      Wednesday  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

      601 South Gay Street
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37901

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      Over Here! Knoxville's Part in World War I, 1917-1918, the Home Front, and the Great War's Local Legacy | Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely

      In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, March 14, Jack Neely will explore local participation in World War I, both in terms of our contributions to the armed forces and through local industry and charity, as well as Knoxvillians’ influence on the national effort, along with one especially peculiar case of alleged espionage. He’ll also discuss some of the war’s largely forgotten local legacies, such as the name of our airport, the mystery of the lost "Memorial Road," and a book rarely read today that won the Pulitzer Prize. Jack Neely is a well-known local author, historian, and the executive director of the Knoxville History Project.

      The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society in conjunction with the new exhibit “In the Footsteps of Sergeant York” on display at the Museum of East Tennessee History through July 8, 2018. The lecture is sponsored by the Bud and Harriet Z. Albers Memorial Fund and is free and open to the public and will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions

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