Courtesy photo: Suffolk County Historical Society

The Suffolk County Historical Society will continue its commemoration of the centennial of World War I and Long Island’s part in it by holding a symposium on the Long Island experience during the war. The symposium will feature presentations by a group of distinguished First World War researchers and authorities.

The event is scheduled for March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.

Presenters include:

  • Libby O’Connell – Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI
  • James McKenna – Camp Mills in Mineola
  • David Clemens and Suzanne Johnson – Camp Upton
  • Laura Cinturati – Divided Between Pride and Anxiety: The Roosevelt Family and the Great War
  • Bert Cunningham – New York’s Fighting 69th and the World War

The symposium will conclude with a curator’s tour of the SCHS’s acclaimed exhibition, Over Here, Over There: Long Island and the Great War. The museum invites visitors for a day of informative presentations and discussions on the Long Island involvement in the transformative cataclysm of the twentieth century.

The cost is $25 per person which includes morning refreshments and light lunch.

An RSVP required. Call: 631-727-2881 x 100 to reserve a space.

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