Garst Museum hosts free Veterans Day program


GREENVILLE — Garst Museum will hold a special Veterans Day Program on Saturday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Wright State University professor Dr. Jonathan Winkler will speak on the causes and start of World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s declaration of war on Germany and entrance into the war.

Dr. Winkler serves as Chair of the Department of History at Wright State University as well as serving as an associate professor. He earned an A.B. degree from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has also studied at Capital University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Salamanca.

Winkler has written several books, including Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I, which was published by Harvard University Press. He is an expert on U.S. foreign relations throughout our country’s history, military and naval history, international history, and strategic thought in the modern era. He has also lectured before the American Philosophical Society and at the National Security Agency.

The program will also include the introduction of a temporary exhibit featuring Darke County WWI veteran Cecil Hartman.

All lectures are free and open to the public. However, regular admission will apply to tour the exhibit and museum which includes the outstanding National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, Lowell Thomas, and Longtown exhibits. Funding for this program was made possible by the Harry D. Stephens Memorial, Inc. Foundation.

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