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The Nineteenth Annual Prairieland Chautauqua presents, “America and the Great War”

The Nineteenth Annual Prairieland Chautauqua presents, “America and the Great War”

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  • 18 July 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 9/2/2017 6:00 PM - 9/4/2017 11:00 PM Export event

The Nineteenth Annual Prairieland Chautauqua presents,
“America and the Great War”

September 2-4, 2017

This 100th Anniversary Event Commemorating America’s Entry into WWI is Free and Open to the Public.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Saturday, September 2, 2017
  4 p.m. – Chris McDonald, “Birth of the Modern: WWI in 45 Minutes”
  5 p.m. – Justin Rexrode, “Sergeant York and the Great War”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Dane Coffman, “Pershing: To Build an Army”
  8 p.m. – Sherri Mitchell, “Ellen LaMotte, the Backwash of War”

Sunday, September 3, 2017
  4 p.m. – Amy McDonald, “Look for the Silver Lining: Songs of the Era”
  5 p.m. – Kess Roberson, “Jim Europe and the Hellfighters”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Chris Vallillo, “Carl Sandburg and the New Century”
  8 p.m. – Judd Bankert, “Woodrow Wilson: The War to End All Wars”

Monday, September 4, 2017
  4 p.m. – Walter Metz, “Not So Quiet on the Western Front”
  5 p.m. – Barry Cloyd, “Over There in Story and Song”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Paul Asaro, “From Ragtime to Jazz” 
  8 p.m. – Adam Lundquist, “Teddy Roosevelt: Embrace the American Spirit”

Venue: First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St., Jacksonville, IL. Ample parking and covered drop-off is available. (Map)

Contact Dave Truesdell (217) 245-2285 for additional information
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