2017 is the 100th anniversary of the America's entry into the Great War, now known as World War 1. To commemorate it, Arn presents "Minnesota in the Great War, an exciting living history program that provides an entertaining and educational perspective about "The War to End All Wars." The First World War, which for America, lasted only 19 months involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. They served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Medical Corps. Of that number more than 1,400 were killed in battle or fatally wounded. Another 2,000 died of disease, many from the flu epidemic which broke out during the war.
A very important part of Arn's presentations are the artifacts, uniforms and equipment that students will be able to observe, handle, and interact with as part of their hands-on experience in living the history.
This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
For more information, please contact the Blue Earth County Library: (507) 304-4001
Orness Plaza, 900 Hope Street, Mankato, MN 56001