8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
QUINCY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
“RECAPTURING MEMORY: QUINCY IN WORLD WAR 1”
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 7 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY
Quincy Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 20, at the Adams Academy, will feature a presentation with images and artifacts on Quincy’s experience in the First World War. The program is in recognition of the centennial of America’s entry into the war in spring, 1917.
The First World War played an important part in creating both the modern United States and the modern City of Quincy. Historical Society executive director Edward Fitzgerald will discuss various ways in which Quincy people participated in the war and in which the city was impacted by the war, including the Naval shipbuilding at Fore River, the service of some 1600 Quincy men in the armed forces,and the ravages of the 1918 flu epidemic. Artwork, photos, and personal artifacts will help bring the story to life.
In addition to commemorating the war’s centennial, the evening will also be the first in a series of programs that will mark the Historical Society’s upcoming 125th anniversary and will concentrate on the development of modern Quincy, from 1893 to the present.
At the Annual Meeting, the Society will also elect officers for the coming year and members to the board of trustees.
Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission charge.
The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:
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Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;
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