The World War I Memorials of Connecticut
In honor of Veteran's Day and the WWI Centennial!
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:00pm
$5.00 - general admission
FREE for Veterans and Active Military (Please have proper identification card to be checked at door)
Mill Hill Historic Park - The Townhouse
2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Handicapped parking on site only.
All others follow signs to overflow parking across the street.
Join historian Richard Franklin Donohue for a lively lecture and discussion about World War I memorials in Connecticut, with a special emphasis on Fairfield County memorials.
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 Norwalk and the surrounding areas.
At the event, we will be accepting donation items for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Please consider donating some of the following:
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, Bic-style razors, shaving cream and body wash
Men's t-shirts, underwear and socks. All sizes needed!
Members of the American Legion Post 12 Auxiliary Poppy Program will also be accepting donations.
About Richard Franklin Donohue:
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 Classical music performances to early 20th-century Mechanical Banks. 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 towns 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.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable, except when the event is cancelled or rescheduled by the Norwalk Historical Society. No credit or refund is available if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
Cancellations and Schedule Changes:
The Norwalk Historical Society reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to low enrollment, presenter illness, or other circumstances. If the event is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee. If the event is rescheduled, participants will have the option of attending the rescheduled event or receiving a full refund.
Mill Hill Historic Park (View)
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|