History Sandwiched In: Peace Comes to Wisconsin - Lessons and Legacies of World War I

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the great holocaust of the World War I came to a bloody end. Even to the last hour men died as generals maneuvered for advantage incase the peace failed. The world gave a great sigh of relief. Troops began to come home immediately; communities hailed their returning heroes and life slowly returned to normal. Dr. Richard L. Pifer will reflect on the end of the war, what it meant to local communities to welcome their "boys" home, and the future those soldiers faced. The war lasted a scant eighteen months for the United States but ravaged Europe for over four years. Its legacy can still be felt today and its lessons provide poignant cautionaries for our time.

  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $3