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Posted on: November 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Explore the history of the World War I with Library, RI Arsenal


The World War I Series hosted by the Rock Island Public Library and Army Sustainment Command historians at the Rock Island Arsenal completes Wednesday, November 10, just in time for Veteran's Day.

On Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 pm, Rock Island Public Library hosts Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, for the final lecture in the the Army Sustainment Command WWI Lecture Series: The Armistice & The Occupation of Germany.

The event will be held in person at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Registration and masks are required. To sign up, visit the library calendar or call 309-732-7341.

Braafladt’s talk explores the history of WWI through a discussion of the Armistice and the occupation of Germany. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties.

The same talk is also available later the same day at 6:00 pm at the Davenport Public Library’s Main Street Branch, and will be available both virtually and as a recording. For those that prefer to attend virtually, please register with the Davenport Public Library via their calendar. Virtual registrants will receive an email with the meeting link.

The event will be recorded and available on the Davenport Public Library’s YouTube Channel.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit the library website or call 309-732-READ (7323.)

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