NEW ROCHELLE, NY — “New Rochelle’s Part in the Great War,” a digital slide presentation, will be shown at the November 21st Coffee and Conversation program of the League of Women Voters. The free program by city historian Barbara Davis is open to the public and will run from 9:30 am – 11:00 am in the Meeting Room of the New Rochelle Public Library.
Eight months after America entered into World War I, a drama of national proportion arrived at New Rochelle’s doorstep. When the December 1917 crisis began to subside, the city had achieved country-wide fame and praise. Ironically, the rave reviews came on the heels of the community’s highly-publicized fall from grace. Through archival photographs from the library’s local history collection, Ms. Davis will illustrate this event and New Rochelle’s other war time efforts.
Complimentary coffee and light breakfast fare will be served.
This program is presented in conjunction with the library’s exhibit, “Over There, Over Here: World War I Posters and New Rochelle’s Part in the Great War,” on display November 10th – December 3rd, in the library’s Lumen Winter Gallery during regular library hours.