The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Arn Kind’s Minnesota in The Great War, a free program being offered for ages 8-adult at the following dates and locations:

Monday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.

Coleraine Public Library

Monday, March 6, 6:00 p.m.

Two Harbors Public Library

Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.

Eveleth Public Library

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 p.m.

Hibbing Public Library

Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.

Babbitt Public Library

Thursday, March 9, 6:00 p.m.

Grand Marais Public Library

Friday, March 10, 1:00 p.m.

Silver Bay Public Library

Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m.

Cook Community Center

Saturday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.

Carlton Public Library

Monday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

CHI Community Center, Baudette

Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.

International Falls Public Library

Tuesday, March 14, 3:30 p.m.

Ely Public Library

Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.

West Duluth Branch Library

Friday, March 17, 3:30 p.m.

Mt Royal Branch Library

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.

Duluth Public Library

2017 is the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the Great War! Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and on seas that were far more lethal than anything that had come before.

The First World War, which for America lasted only 19 months, involved more than 100,000 soldiers 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 2000 died of disease; many from the flu epidemic which broke out during the war.

Participants will learn about:

  • The causes of the war
  • Why and how America got involved
  • Strategies used to win the war
  • The uniform, weapons, equipment, and the life of the typical Minnesota soldier or “Doughboy”
  • The role women played in the war
  • The new technologies that were introduced during the war. Technologies like the airplane, the submarine, the tank, and the introduction of lethal gas on the battlefield made the Great War the first ‘industrial war.”

Join us for an exciting living history program about the war to “The War to End All Wars.”

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.alslib.info,  find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events,