Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917-1945 – a Presentation by Allison S. Finkelstein
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7PM (CST) (Hosted on Zoom)
Admission: $10 (Payable online or call EHC at 847 475-3410). EHC members Free!
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Join the Evanston History Center for a presentation by historian Allison S. Finkelstein as she discusses her new book, Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917–1945. Finkelstein examines the ground-breaking role American women played in commemorating those who served and sacrificed in World War I. She will discuss the ways American women pioneered a relatively new form of war commemoration that impacted American practices of remembrance, encouraging Americans to rethink their approach and provided new definitions of what constitutes a memorial. In the process, they shifted the course of American practices, even though their memorialization methods did not achieve the widespread acceptance they had hoped it would.