Sunday, November 11, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Third-floor Research Library


The 2018 Program Series: “Remembering the Great War, Home and Abroad” concludes as Douglas Aykroyd leads the program, “Poetry of the Great War.” One hundred years ago, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I ended in Europe. The poetry written during or shortly after this war expresses a wide range of emotions and helps us to gain a deeper understanding of the personal impact of that conflict. Join us to explore the thoughts and feelings of those dramatically affected by the “war to end all wars.”

Douglas Aykroyd is a 1969 graduate of the United States Military Academy. Many of his 23 years of service in the Army were spent in Europe where, as a military historian, he had opportunities to visit the battlefields and cemeteries of WWI. He serves as the Secretary of the Portsmouth Athenaeum Board of Directors and has initiated several historical projects as a local Scoutmaster.

Attendance is free for Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the Athenaeum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $10.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext. 2 and reserve your spot(s) today.

The 2018 Lecture Series is sponsored by UBS.