New York in the Great War

The New Castle Historical Society will host an Oct. 28 lecture on World War I, presented by New York State Archivist Thomas Ruller.

The role of New York in World War I will be the focus of a lecture hosted by the New Castle Historical Society.

New York State Archivist Thomas Ruller will offer “Poets Can Be Soldiers: Remembering New York’s Role in the Great War” on Oct. 28 at the Millwood Fire Company.

Here’s how the society has advanced the talk:

“Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities of World War I, the Great War. New Yorkers played a major role in the war effort, both overseas in the trenches and at home. Thomas Ruller, New York state archivist, will present (a talk) on New York’s contributions to the war effort, highlighting the stories of several individuals, including the poet Joyce Kilmer, as well as the aftermath of the war and how it affected New York and the lower Hudson Valley region.”

The talk will be held at 2 p.m. The firehouse is at 100 Millwood Road.

The event is free. Registration is recommended.

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– Mary Shustack

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