Bryan + College Station Public Library System announces WW1 Lecture Series, September 2–December 16
A four-part lecture series hosted by the Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station commences with Sierra Laddusaw, Map Librarian, Cushing Memorial Library on September 2 at 10:00 a.m. The next lecture involves a genealogy and history workshop on October 21 at 2:00 p.m. by Dr. John P. Blair. This session will highlight research techniques for the general public to learn more about their family’s WW1 veteran and the history of the conflict. The final two lectures will be delivered during the month of December–Rachael Medders, Director of the Carnegie History Center will present “The Espionage Act, WW1, and Texas” on December 2 at 2:00 p.m. and Greg Bailey, University Archivist, Texas A&M University will share his research on “Camp” Aggie: Texas AMC and the Great War. on December 16 at 10:00 a.m.
A SHARED EXPERIENCE: Brazos County in the Great War–“Women of Resilience: Brazos County in WW1″ opens September 23
The follow up to our current exhibit at the Museum of American G.I. will focus on the Women of Brazos County–their contributions on both fronts, in Europe and across the United States, with a special emphasis on the crucial role of support activities in our county. Sponsored and created by Star of the Republic Museum and the DAR.
“CAMP AGGIE: Texas AMC and the Great War” moves
The committee’s exhibit of Texas A&M’s role as a military training base has been relocated to the first floor hallway of the Brazos County Administration Building.
100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross
The Brazos County Chapter of the American Red Cross, initially the Bryan Chapter, was formed December 28, 1917. Come celebrate on October 5 at the local office.
Now OPEN–From Brazos County to Belleau Wood
Honoring the men who served as U.S. Marines during the First World War, especially those who fought at the Bois de Belleau in the epic battle that defined the experience of the Marine Corps during WW I. Every individual from the A&M College of Texas and from Brazos County is listed with individual stories and copies of service record material is on display.
Now OPEN–Living Legacies
The Carnegie Library of Brazos Valley History in Bryan, Texas is now showing a photographic exhibit entitled Living Legacies–featuring the living sons and daughters holding a photograph of their World War I parent (or nephews and nieces if the veteran never married or had no children). Each living person will contribute some of their memories. See Carolyn [nee Herzog] Teeter below with her father, Henry Herzog of Kurten, Texas.
“Patriotism meant so much to him. Armistice Day was always important to us. He stressed we were Americans. He changed the German pronunciation of our last name from Herr-zoch to Herzog. When it got cold, he would remind us that this is ‘nothing like it was in France or Germany.’ ”