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Event:Animals in World War I program at Windsor Historical Society
Date:April 12th, 2017.
Time:6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Location:Windsor Historical Society
Contact:Sue - info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org
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Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2017 for a special program about animals who served in World War I. This program is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit “The Changing Face of War: Windsor Responds to World War I” supported in part by Connecticut Humanities, on view in the Society’s meeting room through September 20th.

The Great War (as World War I was called before the Second World War) was known for new and brutal techniques of warfare, made possible by tanks, machine guns, aircraft, and poison gas. Horses, essential to elite cavalry units in past conflicts, remained indispensable for transporting supplies and ammunition over roads that drivers of gasoline-powered vehicles found impassible. Wireless communication units existed but were bulky and sometimes unreliable. Homing pigeons were valued so much as messengers that imprisonment and heavy fines were imposed on those who wounded or killed them. Dogs served as messengers, Red Cross auxiliaries, sentries, rat killers in the trenches, and mascots. Join Society Director Christine Ermenc as she tells their stories at 7 p.m. Prepare to fall in love with “Sergeant” Stubby, Connecticut’s highly decorated canine World War I veteran. And starting at 6:30 p.m., representatives from local animal shelters including Windsor’s Connecticut Cat Connection and East Hartford’s Protectors of Animals will be available to talk with you about their good work and tempt you to enhance your life with a new animal companion.

Cost for the 7 p.m. lecture is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members and volunteers associated with our local animal shelters. Come at 6:30 p.m. to see the exhibition and speak with shelter representatives at no charge.



Windsor Historical Society
Windsor Historical Society
Contact: Christine Ermenc
96 Palisado Avenue | 860-688-3813
Windsor, CT 06095
Wed - Sat. 11-4 ;other times by arrangement
http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org
cermenc@windsorhistoricalsociety.org

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