Alan Crane Discusses the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One

(Hartford, CT)-  Alan Crane, President of the New England Great War Living History Association, gave a Third Thursday presentation about Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment at the Connecticut State Library. Crane explored the story of the 102nd from its birth at the Yale Bowl to its baptism at Seicheprey, triumph at St. Mihel, and its ultimate return to the Nutmeg State.

 

Alan M. Crane is a WWI historian and researcher with a special interest in the contributions of Connecticut’s men and women to the war effort.  He is the President of the 26th Yankee Division WWI Living History Group, a historical re-enactment group dedicated to bringing to life the experiences of the foot soldier in the First World War.  Mr. Crane is an avid collector of WWI artifacts and has a BA in History from Eastern Connecticut State University.

This talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunchtime Speaker series.  This series features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut History.  All programs are free and open to the public and attendees should feel free to bring their lunch.