Where Do We Go From Here? America in the First World War

Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War One April 6, 2017.

Leading U.S. legal historian Dr. Mary L. Dudziak will present "Three Lives, a Lifeboat and America's March Toward War."

Dr. Dudziak will recount the story of how a lifeboat adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in February of 1917 was at the center of an explosive political movement as the country and the president shifted toward declaring war.

Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Metropolitan State University
Auraria Campus, Tivoli room #320
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO  80204

Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
Peter Claver Hall #315
Denver, CO  80221

Chautauqua Living History Presentations

Jeannette Rankin portrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury
"America's Conscience"
Suffragist, pacifist and social reformer, Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only representative to vote against U.S. entry in both world wars.

Theodore Roosevelt portrayed by Doug Mishler
"The Great War at Home"

Theodore Roosevelt, counsel for Taft and Wilson during the period, was one of the most powerful voices expressing the importance of U.S. engagement in Europe instead of "ignoble peace."

Wednesday, April 19

10:30 a.m. Jeannette Rankin, 1:30 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt
The Den, Red Rocks Community College
13300 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO  80228

Thursday, April 20

11 a.m.
Jeannette Rankin and Theodore Roosevelt:  A Conversation
Metropolitan State University
Auraria Campus, Tivoli Room #444
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO  80204

Discussion following the two character portrayals moderated by former State Historian William Convery

Friday, April 21

10:30 a.m. - Theodore Roosevelt
Platteville Public Library
504 Marion Avenue
Platteville, CO  80651

All events are free and open to the public

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