For Immediate Release
Sept. 20, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m)
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Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center program series: “The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and WWII”
• Thurs. Sept. 30, 12 p.m.: “Stories from a War Artist” with Michael Fay, war artist and former combat Marine, will share his adventures as an artist-correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• Tues. Oct. 5, 12 p.m.: “WWII & Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms” with Tom Daly, Curator of Education of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, will examine the stories behind the four paintings that Rockwell created to reinforce the ideals in President Roosevelt’s now famous speech.
• Tues. Oct. 12, 12 p.m.: “Readings from The Silver Lady” with Jim Facos, former NU Professor of English and recipient of The Distinguished Flying Cross, will read excerpts from his 1972 World War II novel which features Wyatt, the ball-turret gunner of the Flying Fortress, The Silver Lady.
• Tues. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: “Walking Alone: the Love Songs of World War II” with Michael Lasser, nationally recognized music historian and author, will present how popular songs reflected what was happening in people’s hearts and lives during WWII. (at the Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vt.)
• Wed. Oct. 27, 12 p.m.: “Music and World War II: God Bless America and White Christmas: with Michael Lasser, nationally recognized music historian and author, will share Irving Berlin’s two famous songs, which embodied and shaped American attitudes and were written for a world about to go to war.
• Tues. Nov. 2, 12 p.m.: “Women in the Military Service for America Memorial” with NU Architecture Professor Wendy Cox will present her design strategy for creating a memorial for women in the service.
All events are held at the Sullivan Museum and History Center, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at 802-485- 2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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