Program Commemorating the End of World War I at Walworth County Genealogical Society

The public is invited to the Tuesday, March 5 meeting of the Walworth County Genealogical Society (WCGS) at 1:30 PM in the Community Room of the Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI.

David Desimone, pictured here, will present.

Guest speaker David Desimone from Black Point Estate and Gardens Speakers Bureau presents “The Great War: Anti-German Hysteria and Conflict on the Home Front.” Given Wisconsin’s large German-American population, anti-German hysteria had a significant impact on our State. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war to end all wars,  this program will look at the national, regional, local and personal responses to the outbreak of war in 1914 and subsequent U.S. involvement in 1917.

Desimone is director of Black Point Estate, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic house museum in Lake Geneva. He is a year-round resident of Walworth County and is active in local history, the arts, and historic preservation groups

The afternoon begins with a brief business meeting at 1:30 PM followed by the program. WCGS meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to join WCGS by paying annual dues: Individual $15, Family $18, Student $7.50.

The WCGS library is staffed every Tuesday by members of the genealogical society, and available at other times with permission of the Matheson staff. Hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; extended hours to 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday; and third Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 PM.

Visit the WCGS website for more information.

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