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Ruth Enlow Library Event

Event Name:World War One Canteen
Date:Saturday, November 11, 2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM 
End Time:4:00 PM 
Our Town Theatre, 121 E. Center St., Oakland
Branch: Oakland
Description: The Ruth Enlow Library and Our Town Theatre are co-hosting a World War I Canteen to honor Garrett County’s veterans on Saturday, November 11, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the theatre. As 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering WWI, the event will feature keynote speaker Matt Borders on the topic of “The First Air War: The Men and Flying Machines of World War One.” Borders is an historian and ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland who has researched WWI extensively and will invite questions after his audiovisual presentation. Those wishing to attend should contact Our Town Theatre at or call 301-334-5640 and leave a message. This event is free and includes refreshments.

The canteen will begin with a Presentation of the Colors by the American Legion’s Color Guard, followed by military service songs to honor each branch of the armed forces. Venessa Stacy will direct the reading of letters sent home by Garrett County soldiers serving in World War I. Jill Craig, Digitization Librarian at Western Maryland Regional Library and Coordinator of the Western Maryland Historical Library (WHILBR), will give a brief overview of WHILBR’s digital collections and how to access them. The event will conclude with period songs played by Judy Bertsch.
Contact Info:Bonnie Winters
301-334-3996 x0117
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