Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Steve Thornton, and John Monahan will be part of a special Third Thursday panel discussion about how we commemorate war on April 20, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
Libraries, museums and archives around Connecticut (and around the country) continue to develop and offer exhibits and programs relating to the 100th anniversary of World War I. The panel will consider such questions as, Why do we commemorate wars and other, often very tragic events? What does it mean to commemorate an event? And what are some of the issues that we should consider when planning commemorations? This distinguished panel will be moderated by State Librarian Kendall Wiggin.