Facing War: Connecticut in World War One

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What was life like on the home front during WWI? Connecticut played a key role in manufacturing even before the United States joined the global conflict in 1917. The war and its aftermath left a permanent mark on our state and its citizens. Learn about this dramatic time during which CT confronted women’s demand for the vote, a deadly flu epidemic, and mass immigration  —  all while sending thousands of men and women to the front.

Program Details

  • 45-minute presentation with 15-minute question and answer session
  • Any group size
  • Any space
  • Speaker comes with all necessary technology
  • Program fees are $225 per program
  • CHS members receive a discounted rate of $200 per program
  • If your group books 3 or more programs in a calendar year, you receive a discounted rate of $200 per program


Any questions? Call Education Assistant Rebecca Gross at (860) 236-5621 x 232.

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